First presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1951, the BMW 501 marked the first series-produced BMW since the war and represented the opening ripple in what was to become a gathering wave of success for BMW until this day. BMW continued to stand out with the release of the 502 and by 1954 it became the world’s first volume-produced vehicle to be fitted with a V8 built from aluminium, a remarkable success.
Resultantly, the BMW 501 and 502 had cemented the company’s reputation as the leading manufacturer of prestigious and sporting sedans and cabriolets, and made the history books as the first German V8 engine built from aluminium. The unique and captivating design earned the nickname “Baroque Angel”.
#61001 has been subject to a frame-off restoration for which the chassis has even been galvanised and painted. Finished in silver with cream leather interior, the DEKRA report included in the cars history file accounts for the incredible amount of detail that has gone into the restoration.
The interior of the car has been completely re-trimmed and the cars brightwork has also been re-chromed. This car is a truly resplendent and a timeless design piece that would stand out in any prestigious car collection.