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1958 BMW 507 Roadster
Sold for £658,000 ($1.07m)
Formerly owned by Bond girl Ursula Andress and just one of 253 built, this 507 is a rather delectable piece of Bavarian heritage. It's also got a bit of mystique around it too; legend has it Elvis Presley offered Andress one of his Cadillacs. She declined, saying she'd rather have the Beemer instead...
It wears a 3.2-litre all-alloy V8 mated to a four-speed manual box, producing 155bhp that's sent to the rear wheels that sit on a live rear axle. Yikes.
But it is a landmark in automotive design and is the original heir to the current BMW Z4. Just look at it.