Many of you will know that Elvis Presley was once renowned as being one of the top singers in the world sometimes being referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll”. He had several number one hits during his music career that ran from the 1950s to the early 1970s. He also appeared in a few films. Unfortunately however, he died at the young age of 42.
Well, if you like vintage planes and were also a fan of Elvis Presley then you may be interested to read that a private jet once owned by him and his father is being auctioned online until the 27th July by IronPlanet. The plane in question is a 1962 Lockheed Jetstar that was only sold last year for $430,000.
The private jet has been sitting on a runway in New Mexico for around 36 years so it is looking rather worse for wear. Inside, it has red velvet upholstered seats and a red carpet with lots of wood. It is claimed that the interior was designed by Elvis Presley himself. It is worth bearing in mind that this particular plane has no engines and the cockpit is in need of a lot of tender loving care and attention so it sounds like quite a bit of work would need to be done on it before it is considered to be capable of taking to the air under its own power.
Presumably, the price someone is prepared to pay for this plane will be affected by the fact that it was once owned by such an iconic figure who is the biggest selling solo recording artist of all time anywhere in the world. So, if this rather large piece of Elvis Presley memorabilia catches your imagination then you may wish to start bidding on the online auction. If you do then we wish you luck.