Saturday, March 17, 2018

1957 BMW 507 - Elvis

The BMW 507 is a roadster that was produced by BMW from 1956 to 1959.

Initially intended to be exported to the United States, it ended up being too expensive, resulting in a total production figure of 252 cars and heavy losses for BMW.
The engine was BMW's aluminium alloy OHV V8, of 193.3 cu in displacement, with pushrod overhead valves. It had two Zenith 32NDIX two-barrel carburetors, a chain-driven oil pump, high-lift cams, polished combustion chamber surfaces, and a compression ratio of 7.8:1, yielding 150 horsepower at 5,000 rpm.
It was mated to a four-speed manual transmission.
Elvis Aaron Presley, 23 and already a music and film star, was stationed in Germany while serving in the Army. Presley took possession of a BMW 507 in December 1958.

Elvis had the car painted red. It has since been fully restored. A Concours quality 1957 BMW 507 trends around $2,900,000.