Yes, yes, yes — we all know the 507 is the ultimate in post-war BMW hotness. And we’ll get there. Before that time comes, we’d like to direct your eyes and brains to another Bimmer designed by the same dude, Count Albrecht von Goertz. All you really need to know about von Goertz is that the good Count had a significant hand in the Nissan Silvia 1600 Sports Coupe, the Toyota 2000GT, the Datsun 240Z and something called the Porsche 911. Oh, and he also fought against the Axis powers as a member of the US Army and was so into hot rodding that he had a shop in LA where he chopped Ford As and Bs. Sadly, one of the Count’s greatest designs is his most overlooked, the BMW 503. More sexy precision after the jump. Advertisement The 503 not only debuted simultaneously with 507 at the 1955 Geneva Auto Show, but underneath they were basically the same car. For obvious reasons, the svelter 507 stole said show, but not for the 503’s lack of trying. Like all of von Goertz’s work, both the coupe and convertible posses an unbearable lightness of form (long hood, short deck, perfect greenhouse)… Read full this story
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