BMW restores Elvis' 1957 507 Roadster

Music 01/08/2016
Two years ago, BMW Classic Group started work on Elvis Presley's 507 roadster.

The car's is now complete and looking shiny and new, and is scheduled to make a debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 21.

BMW have released the images of what Elvis' car looked like before they began work on it.

The rock n' roll star's 507 was found by Jackie Jouret from Bimmer magazine in the barn of Jack Castor.

Castor purchased the car in 1968 and held onto it since. The pair was able to confirm the car was owned by Elvis, who acquired it when stationed in Germany with the US Army.

As you can see from the images, the car was a little worse for wear and aside from the chipped paint and grubby windows, a lot needed to be repaired, replaced, or reconstructed.

"At some point, someone saw fit to drop in a Chevy V8, which meant the restorers had to not only build a new BMW V8 for it, but also had to repair the subframe where it had been modified." said AutoBlog mechanics.

The interior was in bad shape as well, with seats that needed their own ground-up restoration, and a dashboard that was just completely missing.

We can't wait to see what BMW do with the famous car.