Elvis Presleys Red BMW 507 | August 1959
On December 21 1958, Elvis leased a BMW 507 from BMW Glöckler. In August 1959 Elvis swapped the car for a red BMW 507. Some reports sugest he simply painted the car red but this is not true.
Elvis' in his red BMW 507.
Elvis' in his red BMW 507.
Siegrid Schutz with Elvis' red BMW 507 Plate G - 1620 - 'US Forces Germany'.
Elvis Presley and Siegrid Schutz 1959.
When Elvis was in Germany to do his duty, he had several dates with (local) girls. Most famous girl may be Vera Tschechowa, but Siegrid Schutz was more photographed with Elvis than any other German girl. She regularly saw Elvis, and after all these years she talked about her relationship with Elvis to only a few people. She managed to be a 'secret love' for more than thirty years.
In the summer of 1959 Siegrid, fifteen years old, was on vacation with her mother in Bad Nauheim for three weeks. She was almost every day at the Goethestrasse, where she often asked to see Elvis. Maybe because she didn't quit asking, Elvis' bodyguards gave up and Siegrid got to see her idol.
After a while, she often went with Elvis when he wanted to play rugby with his friends. Siegrid's first date with Elvis was when she was caught by Minnie Mae and Vernon with a friend in one of Elvis' cars. Elvis came out and told them not to do that again. After this Elvis and the two girls went to a party at the house of another GI, Rex Harrison. Since then, Elvis met Siegrid regularly.
After these exciting three weeks, Siegrid and her mother went back home. In 1960 she met Elvis again in Bad Nauheim. Shortly after this, Siegrid returned home and Elvis left for the United States.
There is story that Elvis gave away his 507 to Ursula Andress when filming Fun in Acapulco. This is not true. Elvis never owned either car, they were both on lease and were returned to BMW Gloeckle.
BMW Gloeckle have a white BMW 507 on display that they claim was driven be Elvis. Probably this is true. Both photos from the book -- Private Presley: The Missing Years : Elvis in Germany.
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