Cadillac Eldorado Elvis Presley

This custom built Cadillac Estate Wagon was owned by Elvis Presley from 1972 until his death in 1977. After that it remained at Graceland until it was auctioned off with other Elvis possessions in 1999. The car was kept in Las Vegas at the home of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis's manager, and then at the Las Vegas Hilton where Elvis played engagements from 1972 thru 1976. After his final engagement on December 12, 1976, the car was sent back to Graceland where it remained in use by the staff well after the King's death. The car started out as a 1972 Cadillac Sedan Deville that was shipped from Cadillac to the American Sunroof Company in Southgate, Michigan where it was converted into an Estate Wagon. In 1972, ASC built two of these custom vehicles, one for Elvis and the other for singer Dean Martin. Elvis' Cadillac Estate Wagon is cream with a brown vinyl top, light leather interior and has a small gold plaque on the passenger side door engraved with "TCB." The car has the original Tennessee title, an insurance document signed by Elvis and a letter from Jack Soden (President of Elvis Presley Enterprises) describing a colorful story about the history of the car. Apparently, Colonel Parker's widow said Elvis owned the car and gave it as a gift to Colonel Parker. The car was in Las Vegas and Elvis would "borrow" the car for trips to Los Angeles and his home in Palm Springs. Colonel Parker got tired of tracking the car down, so he told Elvis to take the car back. Elvis took the car back to Graceland where it was used to haul around Elvis and his friends. After his death the car was used by the staff at Graceland.

This Cadillac was featured in a July 2013 Mecum Auction in Santa Monica, California.

Source: World News, Mecum Auctions

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