Elisabeth Bartels first laid eyes on this lovely white BMW 507 on 23 April 1958. A gift from her husband, Wilhelm Bartels, the owner of a footwear shop, the 507 would become one of her dearest possessions. Not only was it a car that she used, enjoyed and treasured dearly for decades, but it would also become a fixture in her and her husband’s life. As time marched on, the 507 stayed within the family, and several years after it was purchased, it was upgraded with front disc brakes by the local, authorized BMW mechanic. Amazingly, this same individual has serviced the car from new to the current day and remains just as infatuated with the car as Mrs Bartels was. Throughout her ownership, the car was always maintained and ready to go at a moment’s notice, and it was looked after as not ‘just a car’, but as a cherished member of the family.
RM Sotheby’s – PARIS 2018 – Offered on: Wednesday, February 7, 2018