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Elvis Presley’s $9 Million Restored BMW 507

AFTER years of neglect, a 1957 feather white BMW 507 that previously belonged to Elvis Presley has been fully restored – and is now the most ‘valuable’ of its kind in the world.

source/image(PrtSc): Barcroft Cars

Nobody knew what had happened to the famous car up until 2014, when automotive journalist Jackie Jouret discovered that it had been sitting in a pumpkin warehouse on the outskirts of San Francisco for over 30 years..

The BMW 507 is a roadster that was produced by BMW from 1956 to 1959. Initially intended to be exported to the United States at a rate of thousands per year, it ended up being too expensive, resulting in a total production figure of 252 cars and heavy losses for BMW.

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The engine was BMW’s aluminium alloy OHV V8, of 3,168 cubic centimetres (193.3 cu in) displacement, with pushrod-operated overhead valves. It had two Zenith 32NDIX two-barrel carburetors kicking out 150 hp.//wikipedia