25 May, 2017
Elvis Presley's personal private jet is now getting ready to go to auction on May 27 after sitting idle on the ground in New Mexico for the last 35 years - and it will be going to the highest bidder. But Elvis designed the interior that has red velvet seats and red shag carpet.
Elvis Presley's custom-built 1962 Lockheed Jetstar is headed to the auction block. The plane had been a source of mystery in Roswell, New Mexico where it has sat largely untouched and tucked away at a small airport's tarmac.
One of the many items that Elvis Presley collected was private planes, which he custom designed in his inimitable style.
From a solid gold Cadillac to a powder blue speedboat, Elvis Presley knew how to travel in style. It has been in the hands of a private collector and housed at the Roswell International Air Center for about 30 years. It will be auctioned May 27 at the GWS Auctions.
I happen to know someone that this 1962 Lockheeed Jetstar would be pretty flawless for, although he has temporary use of another jet at the moment. Stark said the owner, whose name has not been released, recently chose to sell it.
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It's said that the plane was "One of the first Elvis owned... he spent hundreds of thousands modifying it".
The plane estimated between $2-3.5 million.
Presley was a profound lover of planes, and along with this one, Elvis also had other planes that are perhaps more recognizable for their names.
While Elvis Presley departed this world at the age of just 42 in 1977, he did leave behind plenty of memorabilia, including his 1962 Lockheed Jetstar plane, which could find a new home soon.