The 507 is special for von Goertz, though, because it was the first production car he ever worked on. Before this, he had mostly worked in other industrial design projects, and he had worked on custom one-off cars for customers. What’s funny is that von Goertz didn’t purchase this 507 until 1971, 13 years after it was built. According to Bonhams, he had the car for a little over a decade.
Since leaving von Goertz’s ownership, the car saw a complete restoration in 1990. Now it’s going to be offered at the Bonhams Bond Street auction in the U.K. on Dec. 1. The auction house estimates it will sell for between 2.1 million and 2.2 million pounds, which is between $2.68 million and $2.8 million at current exchange rates.