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The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

BMW Museum in Munich is displaying an unique BMW 507 Roadster which belonged to Elvis Presley. The 1957 BMW 507 is showing its age and BMW plans to restore the beautiful and historical roadster.The vehicle rolled off the assembly line in 1957 with th...

BMW Museum in Munich is displaying an unique BMW 507 Roadster which belonged to Elvis Presley. The 1957 BMW 507 is showing its age and BMW plans to restore the beautiful and historical roadster.The vehicle rolled off the assembly line in 1957 with the chassis number 70079 and Elvis Presley was the initial owner after paying $3,750. Presley’s car, no. 70079, had earlier been used as a press demonstrator by BMW and raced by Hans Stuck. Before Elvis took it over the engine was rebuilt and a new transmission was installed. The original white paint was also replaced with a Porsche Red color.

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

Elvis reportedly gave another 507, no. 70192, to Ursula Andress. It was imported into the United States in 1960 and was bought by Alabama disc jockey Tommy Charles, who had it extensively modified, including having the engine replaced with a Chevrolet V8. The BMW 507 participated in local drag races and in 1968 was sold to an engineer from California named Jack Castor who wanted to restore it but it ended up spending decades in a warehouse.

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

Earlier this month, Castor shipped the 507 from California to Munich at BMW’s headquarters and will be exhibited for a short while in the museum before restoration work will begin.

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

The BMW 507 from Elvis Presley

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Elvis Presley’s BMW 507 Lost, Found, and Now at the BMW Museum

Elvis’ 507 “lost & found” on display at the BMW Museum for the next two weeks… Munich – July 23, 2015 Tonight BIMMERPOST was invited to a very special event. One that we will not forget! This “farm fresh̶...

Elvis’ 507 “lost & found” on display at the BMW Museum for the next two weeks… Munich – July 23, 2015 Tonight BIMMERPOST was invited to a very special event. One that we will not forget! This “farm fresh” 507 was indeed once owned by King, Elvis Presley. Yes the car was found in a barn! The car was recently found in the USA and the new owner has decided to have the Bavarian experts at BMW Classic pain painstakingly restore the car back to its former glory. The car has only been in Germany for a week or so… and right away the curator of the BMW Museum wanted to show it off in a big way! For the next two weeks, Elvis’ car will be on display in the lobby of the BMW Museum for all to behold – farm dust and all. We think that’s very cool. You can see the King’s 507 from July 24th until August 10th in the BMW Museum. A short history lesson… BMW first showed the 507 at the Frankfurt Autoshow back in 1957. Right away Elvis wanted one. If you remember Elvis was in the US Army at the time stationed in Bad Nauheim – just North of Frankfurt. Its been reported that Elvis’ 507 was delivered in white, but the King wanted it to match a lady’d red lipstick so he had the car painted when he rotated back to the states. The BMW Museum had a retro band playing Elvis hits and had some of its special 507 Club members bring their 507′s to park in front of the museum along side of some of the Museum’s own 507′s. BMW only produced 254 cars. Most of those, were sold outside of Germany. It’s a rare sight to see this many 507′s in one place! This was a night I will never forget!!

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BMW E63 E64 6-Series LED Angel Eye Bulb Install – How To

This install guide covers installation of the LED upgrade Angel Eye (Halo) bulbs on the E63 and E64 6-series models 204 thru 2007 (645ci, 650i, M6 coupes and convertibles). Click below for the install guide: BMW E63 E64 LED Angel Eye Install Click be...

This install guide covers installation of the LED upgrade Angel Eye (Halo) bulbs on the E63 and E64 6-series models 204 thru 2007 (645ci, 650i, M6 coupes and convertibles). Click below for the install guide: BMW E63 E64 LED Angel Eye Install Click below for LED Angel Eye Bulb Kit:   BavAuto BavAuto.com Bavarian Autosport [...]

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BMW E63 E64 6-Series LED Angel Eye Bulb Install – How To

This install guide covers installation of the LED upgrade Angel Eye (Halo) bulbs on the E63 and E64 6-series models 204 thru 2007 (645ci, 650i, M6 coupes and convertibles). Click below for the install guide: BMW E63 E64 LED Angel Eye Install Click be...

This install guide covers installation of the LED upgrade Angel Eye (Halo) bulbs on the E63 and E64 6-series models 204 thru 2007 (645ci, 650i, M6 coupes and convertibles). Click below for the install guide: BMW E63 E64 LED Angel Eye Install Click below for LED Angel Eye Bulb Kit:   BavAuto BavAuto.com Bavarian Autosport [...]

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2014 BMW X4 – New Photo Gallery

Here is a new photo gallery of the 2014 BMW X4. Like its larger sibling, the BMW X6, the X4 offers a unique and unmistakable presence on the road. BMW designers describe the X4 as a blend of style, driving dynamics and all-road capability. Built on t...

Here is a new photo gallery of the 2014 BMW X4. Like its larger sibling, the BMW X6, the X4 offers a unique and unmistakable presence on the road. BMW designers describe the X4 as a blend of style, driving dynamics and all-road capability. Built on the same platform as the X3, BMW X4 measures 184.3 inches (4,680 mm) in length, it is 0.6 inches (14 mm) longer than the X3, but is also 1.5 inches (37 mm) lower (height: 63.9 in./1,624 mm).

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

The X4’s body is mounted 1.5 inches (37 mm) lower than that of the BMW X3. The driver and front passenger sit 0.8 in. (20 mm) lower and the rear passengers 1.1 in. (28 mm) lower, creating the feeling of a classic sports coupe. Prices for the BMW X4 2014 start at 45,600 euros for the X4 xDrive20d with the 190 hp B47 engine. Then at 46,100 euros base price we have the gasoline-powered X4 xDrive20i with 184 hp. 61 hp more under the hood of the X4 xDrive28i will set you back at least 51,700 euros. For the top-line six-cylinder petrol engine with 306 hp BMW asks 58,000 euros. The 258-hp BMW X4 xDrive30d costs a minimum of 55,100 euros while the xDrive35d has a price of 60,100.

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

In the US, the X4 will be offered with a choice of two TwinPower Turbo engines. The X4 xDrive28i, with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $45,625 (including destination and handling), will feature the 240 horsepower 2.0-liter four cylinder engine while the top-of-line X4 xDrive35i, with an MSRP of $48,925 (including destination and handling) will output 306 hp.

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

2014 BMW X4   New Photo Gallery

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