BMW 507 of Elvis Presley has been restored

by SpeedLux

Two years back, BMW Classic Group began work on a 507 roadster, which was once owned by Elvis Presley, also known as “The King”. The vehicle’s restoration is now complete, and it is arranged to make its launching at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 21. BMW Classic provides a look, exactly what it took too get the car once again in shape.

Elvis’s 507 was discovered by Jackie Jouret from Bimmer magazine in the barn of Jack Castor. Castor bought the vehicle in 1968 and held onto it since. They could confirm the automobile was owned by Elvis, who obtained it when stationed in Germany with the United States Army.

BMW 507 of Elvis Presley

As you can see from the photo, the vehicle was not in great shape. Aside from the worn out looking paint and body, there was a lot that had to be repaired, changed, or reconstructed. At some time, someone pleased to drop in a Chevrolet V8, which indicated the restorers needed to not just develop a brand-new BMW V8 for it, however likewise had to repair the subframe where it must been customized. The interior was in bad shape also, with seats that needed their own ground-up restoration, and a control panel that was entirely missing.

The restoration group likewise had to remove 8 paint jobs the vehicle got over its life time. Among those resprays was commissioned by Elvis himself. The automobile was initially white when it was raced by Hans Stuck, but after Elvis bought it he reportedly painted it red in order to hide lipstick and messages left by fans.

BMW Classic Group restored this automobile back to its actual condition, which also means it’s back to its initial white paint. The car will be on screen at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance alongside a number of other vintage BMWs celebrating the firm’s centennial.

Office workers are made up of parts of the whole, working on the project.
Vector illustration of teamwork concept. Office workers are made up of parts of the whole, working on the project.
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