BMW’s plan was to conquer the berate American market with the 507. but the company wasn’t prepared to compromise on the car’s speoficatnn
or buid quality. The resdt was a car that was hugely expensive to make, so massively costly to buy. Eye-waterng development costs meant the car almost bankrupted BMW. which frankly couldn’t afford to make the car: The result was that just 252 examples were made; now they fetch a fortune on the rare occasions that they come to market.