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Sunday, May 28, 2017

T + L: Elvis Presley Jet Up For Auction

Above, the Lisa Marie at Graceland. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

One of Elvis Presley's original private jets is up for auction, according to a Travel + Leisure article

According to the article:
Now modern travelers can get a taste of The King’s iconic, over-the-top aesthetic by bidding for one of his original luxury private jets. 
Elvis’s 1962 Lockheed Jetstar was designed by the legend himself, from the woodwork to the red velvet seats and red shag carpet. The plane was especially dear to the musician as he shared it with his father, Vernon Presley. 
For the past 35 years, the jet has sat abandoned on a tarmac in Roswell, New Mexico.

If the winning bidder wants to fly the jet, they'll have to get some engines for it as the jet doesn't have any at present.

Two of Presley's later jets, including the Lisa Marie, are on display at Graceland.

To read more, go here.


According to Fortune.com:
A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley sold for $430,000 at a California auction on Saturday. 
The 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has sat on a runway in Roswell, New Mexico for 35 years and has no engines and an unrestored cockpit, GWS Auctions Inc. said. 
The person who bought it and the buyer's plans for the plane have not been released, the Associated Press reported. However, GMS Auctions Inc. estimates the buyer could earn millions off the plane once it is restored.
To read more on today's sale, go here.

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