1995 and people said you knew nothing about cars,” Maye Musk tweeted this week and tagged her entrepreneur son, who was 24 years old in the picture.
“Couldn’t afford to pay for repairs, so I fixed almost everything on that car from parts in the junkyard,” Elon Musk, now twice the age, commented under the old photo. He then alluded to the recent window glass incident at Tesla’s Cybertruck launch event, writing, “Ironically, that’s me replacing broken side window glass. The circle is complete lol.”
The car in the photo was confirmed to be Elon Musk’s very first car, a 1978 BMW 320i, for which he paid $1,400 in 1994 shortly before he enrolled at Stanford University to begin his doctoral study in applied physics and material sciences, CNBC reported in 2017.