Elvis’ jet sells for $260,000
BANG Showbiz – Feb 14, 2023 / 7:26 am | Story: 411381
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Elvis Presley’s personal jet has offered for a whopping $260,000 after spending 40 years gathering mud within the desert.
The late King of Rock and Roll’s 1962 Lockheed 1329 Jetstar has been sitting on the tarmac on the Roswell Worldwide Air Middle in New Mexico for the previous 4 a long time, nevertheless it has now discovered a brand new residence after going below the hammer on what would have been the hitmaker’s 88th birthday.
Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley was current on the Mecum Kissimmee Collector Automotive Public sale in Florida, and mentioned that the music legend – who died from a coronary heart assault in August 1977 aged 42 – acquired a substantial amount of “pleasure” from his automobile and planes assortment.
The ‘Hound Canine’ rocker purchased the plane in 1976 for the mega-sum of $840,000, and it was used to move his notorious supervisor Colonel Tom Parker, his band, crew and their gear to his gigs.
Whereas the surface is in determined want of repairs, the within has the unique 60s pink velvet seats, wooden panels, gold ending, plus a retro leisure system.
The cooking space additionally features a Kenmore microwave.
A businessman referred to as Jim Gagliardi was the final recognized proprietor of the jet after he purchased it for $430,000 in 2017.
Priscilla attending the public sale comes after the tragic demise of her and Elvis’ solely daughter, Lisa Marie, final month.
Following her passing from cardiac arrest aged 54 on January 12, the 77-year-old actress determined to contest an modification to her will however insisted amid the battle that she “liked” the ‘Suspicious Minds’ hitmaker “very a lot” and thwarted anybody who might “assume in another way”.
She instructed E! Information: “I liked Elvis very a lot as he liked me. Lisa is a results of our love. For anybody to assume something in another way can be a travesty of the household legacy and can be disrespectful of what Elvis left behind in his life.”
The previous ‘Dallas’ star is contesting an modification on Lisa Marie’s will which eliminated her and the singer’s former enterprise supervisor Barry Siegel from being answerable for her belief and changed them with eldest kids, Riley, 33, and Benjamin – who took his personal life in 2020 on the age of 27.