You Could Soon Own One of Elvis’ Vehicles
I can't think of too many people who don't love Elvis Presley. They call him the King for a reason. He single handedly changed the course of popular music forever. As popular and beloved as Elvis is, I still don't think he gets praised enough for what he actually did.
But, if there's one thing Elvis loved more than music and his momma, its driving. His vehicle collection is impressive to say the least. If you've never been to the garage at Graceland, you truly are missing out. In fact, you can't really see one of Elvis' personal vehicles outside of Graceland or James Burton's garage.
Well, that is until now. Three vehicles owned by the King are about to go up for auction. His limo, farm truck and one of his motorcycles are all up for grabs. Kruse GWS Auctions said the items will be part of its Artifacts of Hollywood auction on August 31st.
Below is a description of each vehicle:
Presley drove the white-on-white 1973 Lincoln Continental stretch many times around Memphis, Tennessee, Kruse said. It features an old-school TV and other amenities. There are photos showing "the King" driving the car he was in when he stopped at a car accident in Memphis in 1976.
The auction house said a 1976 Harley Davidson FLH 1200 Electra Glide motorcycle was the last motorcycle Presley ever purchased. He transported it from California to Memphis and sold it 90 days before he died in 1977 at age 42. The Harley has been on display at the Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo, South Dakota, since the late 1980s.
The third Presley vehicle is one of three GMC pickups that Presley purchased in 1967 for his Circle G Ranch in Mississippi. Two years later, his father, Vernon, sold them back to the same dealership, the auction house said. It has undergone a total restoration.