Elvis’ BMW 507 has been brought back to life

The long lost and recently found BMW 507 that once belonged to the King of Rock ’n’ Roll himself has gone on public display at the classic car show in California for the first time since it was restored.

Found in a much less than perfect condition, the team at BMW Group Classic spent the two years since it was recovered meticulously restoring the car to the exact specification it was when Elvis himself drove it, documenting the entire process along the way. You can find out more about the process in one of our earlier articles.

The 507 has been on display since 21 August at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, complete with gleaming paintwork in Feather White, a 150hp V8 aluminium engine under the bonnet, centre-lock rims, black-and-white interior and a Becker Mexico radio.

‘The opportunity to bring back the BMW 507 owned by the King of Rock ’n’ Roll to us here in Munich for the purposes of restoration in accordance with the wishes of the previous owner, Jack Castor, was a dream come true for all those involved,’ said Ulrich Knieps, Head of BMW Group Classic. ‘This was an exceptionally fascinating project. The outcome is not simply a source of great pride to us; Jack would undoubtedly have been delighted by the outcome.’

There was much excitement surrounding the original exhibition at the BMW Museum, showcasing the car before restoration efforts began in 2014, but now that the car has been returned to all of its former glory, there’s no doubt that it truly is a car matched perfectly to Rock ’n’ Roll royalty, Elvis Presley.

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