I regret to report that the famed auto designed Albrecht Graf Goertz died on Oct. 27th at the age of 92. Goertz was a renown designer of a number of important cars, including the BMW 507 and 503 as well as the most beautiful Japanese car ever built, the Toyota 2000GT. Besides designing these famous vehicle, Goertz left a lasting mark on every BMW with his famous C-pillar nip, the slight inward jab the body work on the c-pillar makes at the base of the rear-side window (see the photos of the 5-Series, both new and old).
Goertz, who was born in to the German aristocracy and held the title of a Count, was a fixture in the automotive world for over 40 years. His impact on car design is immeasurable and he will surely be missed.