In honor of what would have been Elvis Presley’s 87th birthday, one of his prized possessions has gone up for auction.
Well, it’s prized to us but was something all-too-common for The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He purchased over 200 Cadillacs during his life. He would drive them around for short periods of time or he would give them away as luxurious gifts to his friends or family.
Elvis Presley’s Cadillac Being Auctioned Off
Now, one of these cars is up for auction. It is an online auction company based in England called Car & Classic. According to the auction’s site, this car was purchased by Presley for a total of $12,512. The car is a 1975 Fleetwood Brougham from Madison Cadillac.
It’s tricked out with a sunroom and a “Goddess” ornament he specifically asked for.
Although he specifically ordered the car, he didn’t keep it around for all. A year later he ended up giving it away to his doctor. The doctor in question ended up driving it for a full decade and then eventually sold it to his consignor.
“The Cadillac is prominently photographed at many venues, a testament to its worldly, glamorous provenance. The car requires recommissioning before being enjoyed but is said to be complete,” the auction house stated.
For fans of Elvis Presley, owning this car could be a piece of history. The auction began on his birthday, January 8. You can see different pictures of the car at various venues worldwide.
It’s unclear at this point what the starting bid is for the car or exactly what it will go for at the auction. Given its history, the old car will likely go for quite a bit. If it were his pink Cadillac, that price tag would be astronomical.
The King’s Cape and Jumpsuit
Back in September, there was an auction for one of Elvis Presley’s iconic jumpsuits and capes.
The jumpsuit and cape were from a performance at Madison Square Garden in 1972. It’s a white eyelet design. He sold out the venue for four nights in a row, becoming the first person to do so at the iconic venue.
According to People, Kruse GWS Auctions sold the outfit, which was designed by Bill Belew. The opening bid was $350,000 for the jumpsuit and $50,000 for these timeless pieces of rock and roll history. It ended up selling for $1,012,500 to the highest bidder.
Presley was known for his variety of eye-catching and unique jumpsuits and these clothing items were a staple in his performance wardrobe. The auction also included other Elvis items. The Bible that was gifted to him by a fan, a collection of his hair (somewhat alarmingly) save by his barber, and his helmet for the film “Viva Las Vegas” were all up for sale.
A private luncheon alongside his ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, was also available.