Elvis' BMW 507 on Dispaly at the BMW Museum
Munich. A myth comes to Munich. From July 24 to August 10 shows the BMW Museum, the exhibition "Elvis's BMW 507: lost & found". Visitors can experience the sports car of the King of Rock in its current state. The BMW Museum tells the story of this iconic vehicle, around which many myths. Following the exhibition of the car experts at BMW Group Classic is restored.
Automobile fans do not often get the opportunity to admire a BMW 507. The car has rarity value, since 1955-1959, only 254 copies were made. The model has always been regarded as a luxury and a status symbol. Stars of film and music are among the buyers of the two-seater, including Ursula Andress, Alain Delon, Toni Sailer and even Elvis Presley. The rock and roll star drove during his time as a GI in Germany a white BMW 507. The BMW 507 was the first time in 1955 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, two years later, in 1957, was Elvis' Roadster unveiled at the show on the Main. Then Hans Stuck drove it some mountain races and he won all of them. For Elvis, however, BMW built an everyday light alloy V8 engine in the former race car - with huge for 50s 150 hp.
After nearly 60 years of Elvis' Roadster now returns to the place of its production. In the BMW Classic Center this cult car is in the best hands. Conergy's experts have decades of experience in the restoration of classic cars. "To be able to realize a project is the dream of every car restorer. Alone that the BMW 507 of the King of Rock'n Roll finds its way into the BMW Museum, is quite remarkable. This classic cars then be able to restore even with us, is a very special task for us. We are pleased that the BMW Group Classic was pronounced that trust, "says Ulrich Knieps, Director of BMW Group Classic. The BMW Group Classic archived and documented the history of the brands and makes them come alive. It includes also the BMW Museum and the Classic Center, the focal point for owners of classic vehicles of the brands. The BMW Group Classic is the BMW 507 overtake round after exhibition and give his '50s charm new shine. After the presentation of the press, the new model of the young designer Albrecht Graf Goertz celebrated at the time as "Dream of the Isar". Today is not only the copy that Elvis Presley drove a coveted collector's item.
The special exhibition "Elvis's BMW 507: lost & found" runs from July 24 to August 10 at the BMW Museum. Admission costs 9 Euros (reduced 6 ***8364, the BMW Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 10:00 - 18:00 clock opened.
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