Automotive displays on Friday afternoon included a sneak peek at Elvis Presley’s BMW 507. 1958 was the year that Elvis Presley fell in love and bought the BMW 507 in a feather white color. After a few months of his many female fans covering his car with red lipstick, phone numbers and kisses , Elvis repainted his roadster a vibrant red to camouflage the marks and he had its 3.2-liter V8 engine rebuilt. Elvis Presley’s flashy red BMW 507 roadster was featured in a number of international magazines and films.
After passing through several owners, it is now owned by BMW Group Classic, who restored the car to its original ‘feather white’ color. The restored BMW made its public debut at the 18th fairway at this year’s 66th Pebble Beach 2016 Concours d’Elegance on Sunday August 21, 2016,
I was standing on the grass while the BMW 507 was gently rolled down the ramp of a truck. I can only imagine “The King of Rock n’ Roll” cruising down the streets of Frankfurt Germany, where he bought the car, which he drove until 1960 when he finished his military service.