I was recently browsing around for interesting cars for sale, and stumbled across this rare gem of BMW history! The 507 is a lovely little roadster, but ended up only being produced from 1956-1959, with a total production number of 252 cars. Back then, they could be had for between $9000-$10500 due to the expense of production. Thich sounds like very little today, but in today's dollars, that's the equivalent to about $90,000!! Now in 2020, this rare gem could be yours for a mere 3.1 million dollars!
One well known owner of not one, but two, 507s was the King of Rock & Roll himself, Elvis Presley. It is said that he gave the second one to actress Ursula Andress, who is well-known as the first Bond girl from the movie Dr. No. This link from BMW.com details the life of Elvis' red 507, which has now been fully restored in Munich. Restoration
And just for an extra taste of some vintage love, check out this video (it is very long!) of the Elvis 507 restoration project.
Now while we don't work on the vintage models here, there is a deep appreciation of the history and engineering that BMW has brought to the car world for so many years. That's a long road filled with the joy of driving the Ultimate Driving Machine, and may there be many more years to come.