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1959 BMW 503 @ Russo and Steele

1959 BMW 503 @ Russo and Steele

In terms of history, very few car manufacturers can claim to have a more colorful history than that of BMW. Starting off as an aircraft company during the First World War, BMW has evolved into one of the most popular and magnificent car manufacturers in the world.

While the German car manufacturer has rolled out some of the most memorable vehicles in automotive history, there are still those models that are head and shoulders above the pack. One of this is the 1959 BMW 503, a car that has become a staple among all car enthusiasts all over the world.

The 1959 BMW 503 on exhibit is a testament to the impeccable restoration efforts done on the car. The car was released back in 1959 after being modeled after the chassis of the BMW 501/502 series. Taking elements from both cars – including a 3.2-liter V-8 engine and the Type 502 sedan box-and tubular-section chassis – the BMW 503 quickly became regarded as BMW’s first postwar sporting car.

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