, 2022-12-07 08:00:00
When he bought it for $840,000 in 1976, Elvis Presley’s 1962 Lockheed 1329 JetStar was the cream of the crop, decked out with custom red velvet upholstery, gold-finish hardware, a microwave, a VCR player, a cassette player and other lavish amenities.
These days, however, after sitting at the Roswell Air Center in Roswell, New Mexico, for decades, the plane is a little worse for wear. Mecum Auctions hopes some devoted Elvis superfan will be willing to overlook the aircraft’s condition for a chance to own a piece of the storied singer’s legacy. The plane will be up for grabs during Mecum’s upcoming Kissimmee 2023 auction, scheduled for January 4–15.
Mecum hasn’t shared an estimated pre-auction price for the aircraft, but whoever submits the winning bid will get “a truly rare bird with immense appeal,” per the online listing.
“Elvis and his effect on the music industry are known the world over, and this opportunity for a new owner to acquire an extravagant piece of his aviation past is a momentous occasion with untold room for…
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