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Elvis Presley’s BMW 507 to be Restored in Germany

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A classic 1957 BMW 507 Roadster once owned by Elvis Presley is being restored by BMW. It’s an interesting turn of events, because Elvis had bought this car while serving in the U.S. Army in Germany. The car looks kind of tired and will require two years of work to be restored to its original glory, but it is said to be rust-free and the mechanicals are in good nick too.

According to the legend, Elvis first saw the BMW 507 in France and fell in love with it. Then while serving in Germany he leased one and had it painted Porsche Red, because apparently he was tired of women writing their phone numbers with lipstick on the original white paint job!

Years later the Army shipped the back to the United States, but it’s not clear if it reached Elvis ever again. In 1962 Elvis Presley’s BMW 507 was sold by a Chrysler dealership in New York to one Tommy Charles who took the car to Arizona, fitted it with a V8, and used in local drag racing events. In 1968 the 507 was purchased Jack Castor from California and remained in his custody to the present day.

Elvis Presley’s BMW 507 is now shipped to BMW headquarters in Germany for a full restoration that is said to take two years.

Via RanWhenParked

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