1956 | BMW 503
1st series (136 units) | Matching Nr. & Color | Restored in the past
Vehicle detailsVehicle data
Make BMW Model 503 Model name 503 Series Typ 503 Serie 1 Year of manufacture 1956 Condition category Restored Mileage (read) 44,084 km First registration 08/1956 Matching numbers Yes Body style Coupe Body detail Coupe Power (kw/hp) 103/140 Cubic capacity (ccm) 3,168 Cylinders 8 Doors 2 Steering Left (LHD) Transmission Manual Gears 4 Drive Rear Front Brake Drum Rear Brake Drum Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Blue Manufacturer colour name Blue-gray metallic Interior colour Beige Interior material Leather Electric windows
The BMW 503 offered for sale here is one of the first production cars (136 units) and was delivered by Motag in Switzerland on August 27, 1956. It is still in the original color combination (Matching Colors) and engine and chassis are Matching Numbers.
The coupe was restored some time ago and is accordingly in a well maintained condition. The engine hangs cleanly on the throttle and the transmission shifts well. The paint was renewed during the restoration and has an even appearance. The interior was also overhauled and is in excellent condition with no damage.
Contrary to the widely held belief that Albrecht Graf Görtz developed the design of the 503, it was only slightly revised by him and then completed. The actual development of the 503 can be attributed to Kurt Bredschneider, who had been head of the body department at BMW since the beginning of 1955. However, he was unable to completely convince his superiors with his design. The 503 had to be ready by the IAA in September 1955, so Albrecht Graf Görtz was put in charge. He left the basic shape untouched and changed the taillights, the headlights and added additional trim.
A total of only 412 examples were built between 1956 and 1960, largely due to the very high price of 29,500 DM. In December 1957, a model update was carried out. The most visible change is the side chrome trim now no longer curved upwards at the rear, technically, among other things, the transmission was flanged directly to the engine and a stick shift was used.
Equipment and special features
- Swiss first delivery via Motag
- Electro-hydraulic windows
- Hydraulically actuated drum brakes with brake servo
- ZF 4-speed manual transmission with steering wheel gearshift
- One of the first 503 coupes produced
- Older restoration in good condition
The vehicle is located in our showroom in Stuttgart-Plieningen, close to the airport/trade fair. A test drive and an inspection on the car lift are possible by arrangement.
The sale takes place on request with new inspection, service and TÜV. We also offer a wide range of accessories for your new dream car. If required, we can also deliver the vehicle to you in a closed trailer.
Opening hours: Mon - Sat by appointment
Carola Daimler Cars is a company owned by the great-granddaughter of inventor and visionary Gottlieb Daimler. We collect, trade and broker classic cars, youngtimers and collectibles with potential and history. We place particular emphasis on quality, history and preserved charm.
Leasing/Financing: We would be happy to have our partner provide you with a tailor-made leasing & financing offer for this vehicle.
Subject to prior sale and errors for this offer excepted. The vehicle description on the Internet serves only for the general identification of the vehicle and does not represent a warranty in the sense of sales law. Only the agreements in the purchase contract are decisive.
Condition & Registration
MOT Historic license plate Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 219349
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