Lord have Mercy. How BMW ruined the Elvis 507

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Lord have Mercy. How BMW ruined the Elvis 507

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:41 pm

Of all the cars to completely rebuild to perfection, wiping away all traces of history. The workmanship is astounding, but......

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Re: Lord have Mercy. How BMW ruined the Elvis 507

Post by chadders » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:16 pm

That's just vandalism.
It's like gutting an old house and painting it in magnolia emulsion.
I don't like the fake patina trend in, say, the VW world but this had proper patina and probably a story to tell.
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Re: Lord have Mercy. How BMW ruined the Elvis 507

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:28 pm

Every exterior panel new apparently. The last bit at Pebble Beach or some other godawful spectre of wealthy preening wankers....shudder
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Re: Lord have Mercy. How BMW ruined the Elvis 507

Post by chadders » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:47 pm

But why?
I was always under the impression that the people in that market wanted cars with a bit of patina or whatever whereas now it could be any 507 that had been restored or a toolroom copy (is that the correct phrase for a specific type of replica?).
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Re: Lord have Mercy. How BMW ruined the Elvis 507

Post by Junkman » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:49 pm

They won't stop until the last cool car has been made into a soulless shadow of its former self.
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Re: Lord have Mercy. How BMW ruined the Elvis 507

Post by chadders » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:05 pm

Fair enough, I guess that it's all about image nowadays and everything has to be perfect, in their eyes.
Is it middle Eastern rugs that have to have a deliberate error as only God does perfection?
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Re: Lord have Mercy. How BMW ruined the Elvis 507

Post by fried onions » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:10 pm

I would like to piss on these people.
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Re: Lord have Mercy. How BMW ruined the Elvis 507

Post by mercrocker » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:25 pm

Apparently a lot of Germans like that sort of thing. Chuck them to a bunch of teddy boys instead. This just fuels my argument that only British rock and roll fans know how to properly preserve the legacy.
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Re: Lord have Mercy. How BMW ruined the Elvis 507

Post by fried onions » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:54 pm

So they don't have a sense of decency. Is nothing sacred any more?
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Re: Lord have Mercy. How BMW ruined the Elvis 507

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:13 pm

mercrocker wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:25 pm
Apparently a lot of Germans like that sort of thing. Chuck them to a bunch of teddy boys instead. This just fuels my argument that only British rock and roll fans know how to properly preserve the legacy.
I've been to an event in Munich that featured 'the German Elvis' Peter Kraus despite actually being Austrian.

The same event had Simply Red.

I kid you not:
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1989 730i E32. You'd better believe it
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