By Dez Rowley,
A limousine previously owned by the “King of Rock ’n Roll” himself, Elvis Presley, is due to be sold at auction in California next month.
While some vehicles which have come up for auction with claims to have been owned by the legendary singer have only be able to offer dubious links to the star, with the black 1955 Cadillac, there’s no doubt over the authenticity of this vehicle and its connection to the King.
As well as a number of original documents linking the limo to Elvis, including the paperwork sold with the car stating the singer as the owner, the Blue Suede Shoes singer was also photographed next to the car on many occasions and the Cadillac spent many years on display at an Elvis museum in Las Vegas.
The 1955 Cadillac series 75 Fleetwood limo was bought by Elvis in 1956 and the singer even had to have his father co-sign the vehicle documents when he purchased the limousine. Originally a light blue colour, the legendary singer had the limo painted black immediately after taking ownership of the Cadillac.
Elvis and his band used the limo to travel between gigs in the South of the USA, often strapping their instruments to the roof and driving through the night so they could reach the next town for their performance the following day.
The limo was sold at auction in 2007 and beat its expected selling price of between $100,000-$150,000 by selling for $275,000. Despite selling for such a large amount last time, the experts have placed a guide price of between $100,000 – $150,000 on the limo for the upcoming auction on November 12th at Bonhams Classic in California.
Source: Limo Broker