The car was then sold to werner preis in dusseldorf.
Bmw 507 coupe.
They tend to sell for millions of dollars these days and some of them have very interesting.
The story starts in december 1958 in frankfurt germany when elvis bought a used bmw 507 after starting his military service.
Initially the brainchild of american car importer max hoffman the bmw 507 coupe debut at the waldorf astoria hotel new york in the summer of 1955.
This bmw 507 roadster is a later series ii example and was completed and delivered on 10 july 1958 to g.
At the rock stars request bmw exchanged the cars engine with which hans stuck had previously won a hill climbing race for a lightweight v8 series engine with 150 hp which was very powerful for those days.
Despite commercial limitations which brought bmw to the edge of bankruptcy the 507 remains a landmark model.
Dagmar in munich germany.
The bmw 507s broader history.
Production of the car began in november 1956 with a limited production quantity of 252.
Bmw engineer fritz fiedler was assigned to design the rolling chassis using existing components wherever.
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The bmw 507 is now one of the most iconic cars ever penned and built by the german car manufacturer.
The car was originally finished in spring white and included the attractive removable hardtop.