BMW 503 coupe, 1958 restoration
This superbly restored 1958 BMW 503 coupe is a fine example of the restoration skills you will find at Amicale Facel Holland. This stunning BMW 503 coupe was restored to top-condition by our skilled craftsmen. The aluminium body work and the steel chassis were fully stripped and restored from the bare metal. The mechanics and electrical components were overhauled if needed and renewed where necessary. The interior was restored using the original reconditioned leather to preserve the vintage atmosphere. A highly desirable BMW 503. In case you want to own a top class restored automobile like this BMW 503 please contact us.
The BMW 503 was designed by Count Albrecht von Goertz who was also responsible for the famous BMW 507 (which was based upon the 503).
The 503 was presented on the 'Salon de Genève' in the year 1955 as successor of the 502 model. The 503 however, was place more up-market. Like the 502 the 503 featured a fabulous 3.2 litre V8 engine and a full aluminium bodywork. The BMW 503 convertible was the first German cabriolet with an electrically powered hood.
The BMW 503 was a very expensive automobile to be compared with Rolls Royce and other very exclusive makes. The 503 was sold for a staggering 30.000 Mark in the late fifties of the twentieth century. The automobile was available as a two door coupe and as a two door convertible. Only 412 BMW 503 models have been built, 273 coupe models and 139 convertibles. Nowadays the 503 is a very rare and highly desirable classic.
V8 engine (OHV)
cylinder capacity: 3168 cc.
carburettors: 2 x Zenith 32 NDX
capacity: 140 bhp at 4800 rpm
torque: 215 Nm at 3800 rpm
top-speed: 190 km/h – 119 mph
acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13 sec.
gearbox: 4-speed, manual (floor-shift)
brakes: power-assisted hydraulic drum brakes all round
dimensions LxBxH in meters: 4,75 x 1,71 x 1,40
electrical system: 12V
weight (empty): 1475 kg.
*Source: BMW Sportwagen by Schneider/ Simons