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An incredibly rare BMW belonging to the late John Surtees CBE has emerged for sale for over £2m.<br />
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The 507 Roadster was bought from new by the legendary racing driver in 1957 and he owned it until his death in March 2017.<br />
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At the time, Surtees was the reigning 500cc Motorcycle World Champion and he instantly fell in love with the beautiful blue BMW after spotting it being used by a BWW engineering director.<br />
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Having recently won the title in 1956, Surtees came to an agreement with his team boss Count Agusta that he would pay half of the £3,000 fee as a reward for his success.<br />
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Speaking several years later, he said: "He saw me looking at it, and said to try it.