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.
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.