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Elvis Presley's Private Jet Goes Under The Hammer

According to reports, Elvis' jet sold for just $430,000 - around $2 million under the auction estimate.
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Elvis Presley graced the world with his presence and became one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century. Over 600 million records, 3 Grammy's and a host of movie appearances contributed just a small part to the 'The King's' popularity.

Despite his passing almost 40 years ago, he remains one of the single biggest icons in Rock 'n' Roll. Like many of the world's rich and famous, the luxuries of first class didn't quite suffice for 'The King', and instead he owned several private jets.

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After laying dormant on a runway in New Mexico for over 30 years, Elvis Presley's private jet, a 1962 Lockheed Jetstar, went under the hammer just a few days ago. According to reports, it sold for just $430,000 - around $2 million under the auction estimate.

In need of restoration, it's hoped the new owners will do the Jetstar justice. It is believed that Presley himself designed the interior including red velvet, gold-tone hardware and woodwork.

It may never take to the skies again but this is one hell of a collectors item - after all there was only one King of Rock 'n' Roll.

PICS BY GWS AUCTIONS INC / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Elvis custom made first private jet - starting price 10,000USD with no reserve it is a 1962 Lockheed Jetstar The jet remained hidden away in an aircraft boneyard and is preserved with its red velvet seat, shag red carpet and original woodwork.)- Elvis Presleys private jet, diamond ring and other items could leave bidders all shook up at auction with the hound dog horde estimated at a minimal 50,000USD. The items of the deceased King of Rock and Roll and 315 pieces of celebrity memorabilia will go under the hammer with GWS Auctions on Saturday (March 27). The rarest piece is Elviss first private jet that was a custom-made 1962 Lockheed Jetstar and has a starting price of 10,000USD with no reserve. The jet remained hidden away in an aircraft boneyard and is preserved with its red velvet seat, shag red carpet and original woodwork. Also available is Elviss custom designed 4.5 carat diamond and solid 14k carat yellow gold ring estimated at 35,000USD. - SEE CATER COPY

PICS BY GWS AUCTIONS INC / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Elvis custom made first private jet - starting price 10,000USD with no reserve it is a 1962 Lockheed Jetstar The jet remained hidden away in an aircraft boneyard and is preserved with its red velvet seat, shag red carpet and original woodwork.)- Elvis Presleys private jet, diamond ring and other items could leave bidders all shook up at auction with the hound dog horde estimated at a minimal 50,000USD. The items of the deceased King of Rock and Roll and 315 pieces of celebrity memorabilia will go under the hammer with GWS Auctions on Saturday (March 27). The rarest piece is Elviss first private jet that was a custom-made 1962 Lockheed Jetstar and has a starting price of 10,000USD with no reserve. The jet remained hidden away in an aircraft boneyard and is preserved with its red velvet seat, shag red carpet and original woodwork. Also available is Elviss custom designed 4.5 carat diamond and solid 14k carat yellow gold ring estimated at 35,000USD. - SEE CATER COPY

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