Talk about provenance. While stationed in Germany, Elvis Presley fell in love with this white BMW 507 and bought it.
Apparently tired of having love-crazed women write their names and numbers in lipstick on it, Elvis had it painted red. We were forced to do the same thing once with a 1963 Rambler for precisely the same reason.
It’s been in storage for decades and is now being restored by none other than BMW.
As there were only 254 of these made, one can only imagine the value after restoration. Or the value before restoration with original patina such as it is.
Who knows, there might even be the remnants of a desiccated peanut butter and banana sandwich smashed between the seat and the console, accidentally dropped by the King during a spirited drive through Memphis oh so long ago.
Full story at Jalopnik.
Summer is flying by and another Fuelfed Coffee & Classics® is upon us again.
Please take a look at the link for the 2014 parking map. Elm will be blocked off at Greenbay as well as at Arbor Vitae so we can now park on the bridge. You’ll need to enter from Oak (one block south Elm) and drive north up Lincoln.
While we encourage all to become paid members, all European classics will be welcome throughout the season. There will not be an entry fee. Paid 2014 members will have parking priority on Lincoln and the Elm bridge.
Those new to Fuelfed® and C&C who would like a little more info can go here.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone.
This weekend is the Historics at Road America in beautiful Elkhart Lake, WI. This is the biggest classic car event of year for those of us east of Monterey.
Friday night is the historic race car parade into downtown Elkhart. Starting around 5:30, speed limits are dropped and most of the weekend’s entrants make their way up highway 67, open exhausts and unburnt race fuel filling the air. Absolutely glorious!!!! Lake street around Siebkens transforms into party central until dusk when the exit parade starts up. Open exhausts and unburnt race fuel filling the air once again. Fuelfed members are invited to take a curb side view at 5:30 at 184 S. Lake.
Saturday night we’ll be having a partnered Fuelfed , Vintage Motorsport Magazine, Classic Motors Online tented area at 184 S. Lake during the world famous concours on Saturday night. Party starts at 5:00pm & taps off at 8:30pm. Join us for our member only beer toast at 6:00pm. One must be a Fuelfed member and show your membership card to get in.
Spontaneous Combustion in Kenilworth at the The Last Detail from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Yes, Tom & Ted have graciously opened their Galleria at 624 Greenbay for Fuelfed members to mingle. Check out their website for more about TLD and location map.
This is a Fuelfed member only event.
Yes, it’s Fox News & AOL Cars so be skeptical, but they do raise some very strong points everyone who drives should know. The driver of a true sports car would never use E-85 to start with.
Hold your judgements right there.
Yes, it’s a very, very, very, odd piece of kit from an era that would make Don Johnson proud. And why would one want to ruin a 107 bodied Mercedes? First, this is not some Bradley GT-like body kit add-on, but a creative (in a German way) flamboyancy that could only happen in the early 1980′s. Regardless, this a tuner time-piece that has to be accepted for what it is. That said, this is a real deal Koening Tuning super car that packs a stomping (for 1982) 350hp in it’s supercharged v8. Original LSD, full Koening leather power sport seats, quick steering rack, BBS wheels, Nardi wheel, etc…
We’ve been watching this particular car for months now and it could be an interesting investment, way ahead of the curve or at the very least, something that will surely get all the attention any where it’s driven. Park next to the Corvettes and show them what a real v8 can do. Make sure to wear your Members Only jacket and Reeboks.
Do you research on Koening first. Some info on Koenig here.
The car is located in Joliet, IL 815.725.0850
Other Koening Tuning Mercedes 107s in the day.