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Old 04-14-2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default What did Elvis drive?

Long before he went on a diet of peanut butter and spam sandwiches deep fried in Pepsi, Elvis drove some cool cars,...anyone have any pics?

What was that sports car/special he drove in "Spinout"?
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:23 AM   #2
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Im gonna have to try that diet, sounds delicious.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:23 AM   #3
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http://www.elvispresleynews.com/ElvisCars.html
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I only remember him riding the porcelin bus. Need a pic?
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:29 AM   #5
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Weird reading about his '54 Cadillac going up in flames.Same thing happened to the Cadillac hearse that carried Elvis in his funeral a few years after Elvis was buried.The Cadillac hearse caught fire and burned down on the side of the road
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:30 AM   #6
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I saw the roadster at the smithsonian//Neat little buggy
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:45 AM   #7
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im pretty sure he shouit his Detamaso Pantera inthe dash after it wouldnt start(think it was the king) and yes Pantera's are cool!!
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How about the Isetta he gave Col.Tom Parker,,HRP
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:08 AM   #9
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:37 AM   #10
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Uh,...back to Elvis's cars,...anybody?
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:40 AM   #11
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I'm pretty sure he had a '59 or '60 Lincoln also. Maybe a '58, one of those for sure.
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Here's a link to a photo gallery of some of what he owned.The first two(Drag Car and Nascar Ford) were sponsored by the Elvis Estate,the rest were vehicles he personally owned..
http://rides.webshots.com/album/552205789wKYSJY
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Edit:It was the Panters,story goes as follows:

Classic American Cars and Cadillacs were Elvis' lifelong passion
Elvis Presley had a passion for both guns and cars. He shot this yellow Pantera with his personal firearm during a temperamental outburst when he lost patience because the car would not start. The car sustained several bullets - one into the tire, one in the driver-side door and the last bullet went through the steering wheel


Elvis bought this Pantera for $2,400 in 1974 for his girlfriend, actress Linda Thompson. Although its mid-engine configuration qualified it as an 'exotic car' for its potent Ford engine.

The undaunted, the yellow Pantera, did start up immediately on the second try. It takes more than three bullets to stop a Pantera! When Pantera buyer saw this car in the collection of the owner of Fritts Ford, Riverside, California, it had at least one bullet hole in the door was repaired - only bullet wound in the steering wheel remains.
According to many of the Memphis Mafia - Elvis loved carrying guns of all types. He was known to shoot at TV sets if either Robert Goulet or Mel Torme appeared on the screen. Above an image of one such TV which he had his uncle Earl Pritchard remove, who later sold it. At the time of Elvis' death in 1977 he owned 37 guns, rifles and one machine gun.
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there's a whole wing of elvis cars at graceland, v-dub trikes, snowmobiles, stutz bearcats, you name it, elvis rolled in it!

my new favorite elvis pic...
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:57 PM   #18
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not far from here at his birthplace museam there is a 39 plymouth there that was suppose to have belonged to his dad vernon and the car they moved to memphis in ..
i dought its the original car but you just never know..
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A still from the movie.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:03 PM   #20
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He drove a gold painted Caddy to a show in Vancouver in about 1960. When the teenyboppers found it they went all colleywobbly and started kissing the car all over, the lipstick lifted the gold paint! What the heck was in lipstick back then????
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if only he could have drove a pacer...the world would be a better place
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Oh, by the way, it was fried banana and peanut butter "sangwitches" that he liked.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:05 PM   #23
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A still from the movie.
What did the windshield and frame come from?
It has a "nautical" look to it.
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He got to drive this for free,.. sort of


but not these




Just found this (and all this other stuff) on google


Do bikes count ?
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He drove an 84 Tioga Motor Home

See...(BTW the dogs name is Elvis)
when he was 7 months old
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Oh, by the way, it was fried banana and peanut butter "sangwitches" that he liked.
that would be sammich!
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I think he drives a Lexus. At least that's what he was in the last time I saw him.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:35 PM   #29
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We talkin' about Big Elvis or Tiny Elvis?
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his 1975 electraglide is on display at southeast harley davidson {Ohio}
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The 56 Caddy Convert. was originally white, but Elvis wanted to paint it for his girlfriend June. He squashed a handful of grapes on the fender to get this color.

The 60 limo was built for Elvis by his good friend....legendary custom builder George Barris.
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Man I want a trike like those so so so BAD!!

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Old 04-14-2009, 02:48 PM   #33
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Elvis would have driven Andy's Model A, if he had the chance.
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i don't have a shot of it,but i do remember seeing him in a 56? ford p.u. with CROWN ELECTRIC on the door. i think???
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:12 PM   #35
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Studebaker what else!!!
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A CMT "Cribs" (does that make any sense?) show this weekend showed all the cars at the mansion. Gary
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His modern Stutz Blackhawk was in the driveway at Graceland the year we visited there during the NSRA Street Rod Nationals. No tours because he was home.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:11 PM   #38
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I remember that day at the Nats. We sat on the front lawn near the entrance gate and talked with his uncle (or it may have been his dad) for a while. We waited for a long time. Somebody hollered "there he goes' and we saw the Stutz pull away from the house and go out a back entrance. He was probably heading of to the airport to get away or something. It was a fun night for sure!
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C.W.

Elvis had a natural talent, sing and play guitar ....that is harder to do than most think.....greats like Elvis, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Jimmy Hendrix can't grow old.....wouldn't suit them.
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Whatever he wanted, he's Elvis!
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No, really, forget the Caddys, here is further proof he preferred the BMW Isetta. Look at the quality of chick Isettas attract. He was no dummy. LOL
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Listen to John Hiatt's "Tennessee Plates." Caddys.
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HE'S ALIVE!! ...this thread that is...

sorry for reviving this old thread but I don't know where to turn to. I'm searching for pics and info of the truck Elvis drove in '53/'54 for the Crown Electric Company, before recording his first single at SUNrecords. Hollywood wants us to believe it was a Ford F-1. But I came across a pic of a F-100 elvis supposed to have driven:



Does anyone have some more info on this subject? pics/history/links
I know of a painting that has been made of it by a famous automotive painter... But I'm not able to find it on the web anymore...

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One thing that seems to get lost is the fact that actors and performers didn't own all the vehicles they were photographed with. Elvis didn't own the 32 Roadster, Hendrix didn't own the chopper he's sitting on, on one of his album covers.

I hope this reality doesn't interfere with anyone's perceptions.
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That's the way it's always been in "my world" too.
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heheh, ofcourse, but aren't these threads all about finding out more about the history of these so-called cars-of-the-stars? Finding out who really DID own them...
Or better yet, (in some cases) who built them...
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He owned the orange Meyers Manx he drove in the movie "Live a Little, Love a Little" that resides now at Graceland.

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I read that in his last years Elvis would drive that big fiberglass Stutz around Beverly Hills with his Elvis suit on. In his early days Elvis was a Cadilac man for sure.
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An International Harvester,...




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An International Harvester,...
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That's a great clip! Thanks fot sharing.



Still searching for pics/clips/info on the Crown Electric Company-truck Elvis drove in 1953/1954...
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Elvis and Mary Kathleen Selph on a 1971 Electra Glide with the optional "Sparkling America" factory paint.
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Seeing as somebody else has brought this thread back from the dead, I figured that I would add this that I found the other day. It's from 1956, and although I'm pretty sure his enormous fame stopped him from achieving his goal, I think it's pretty killer that the King was a hot Rodder at heart when he was young and the coolest thing on the planet.
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There was Stutz Blackhawk in his drive when my wife and I were at the Graceland gate at the Memphis NSRA Nationals in the mid 70s'
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He drove a gold painted Caddy to a show in Vancouver in about 1960. When the teenyboppers found it they went all colleywobbly and started kissing the car all over, the lipstick lifted the gold paint! What the heck was in lipstick back then????
They sucked the paint off because it did not have a trailer hitch.
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He drove a gold painted Caddy to a show in Vancouver in about 1960. When the teenyboppers found it they went all colleywobbly and started kissing the car all over, the lipstick lifted the gold paint! What the heck was in lipstick back then????

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Seeing as somebody else has brought this thread back from the dead, I figured that I would add this that I found the other day. It's from 1956, and although I'm pretty sure his enormous fame stopped him from achieving his goal, I think it's pretty killer that the King was a hot Rodder at heart when he was young and the coolest thing on the planet.
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If that's a true story, it's a cool one!
Thanks for sharing.


(Still searching for pics/clips/info on the Crown Electric Company-truck Elvis drove in 1953/1954...)
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Long before he went on a diet of peanut butter and spam sandwiches deep fried in Pepsi, Elvis drove some cool cars,...anyone have any pics?
This perception of Elvis as being grotesquely fat is unfair. Up until just two or three years before his death he was much like he appeared in the 1968 Comeback Special.

Yes, he put some weight on (but not as much as popular legend would have us believe). These days celebrities gain and loose weight almost as a form of self promotion. George Clooney is not forever branded as a fat fucker because he had a paunch in Syriana.



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how about the "vette" in "clam bake"
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i would like details on this car? (above) anybody..... anybody my foot!! what am i thinking.i know there is info on the hamb, or somebody here that knows . the hamb is the wikipedia of hotrods.

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Not driven,.... but this would be his last ride !


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1960 Cadillac Limo by George Barris now at Nashvilles country music hall of fame..
I took a bunch of pics of this back in high school...

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The 1960s car Elvis is best known for is this ’60 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine - customized inside with a phone, refrigerator, shoe buffer, RCA ten-record player, swivel tv, tape deck and more. Forty coats of paint containing dust from pearls, diamonds, and fish scales were applied to the exterior. Hubcaps, headlights, and grille pieces were all plated with 24 karat gold. Elvis used it until the mid-‘60s after which the RCA Corporation purchased it for use as a successful promotional tool for years. In the late ‘70s it was donated to the Country Music Association Hall of Fame in Nashville.


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How about the rare British Elva in Viva Las Vegas?

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I thought he road a spaceship for his last ride??? wasn't he abducted by Aliens or did my parents lie to me as a kid????
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he drove this one for a while
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i would like details on this car? (above) anybody..... anybody my foot!! what am i thinking.i know there is info on the hamb, or somebody here that knows . the hamb is the wikipedia of hotrods.
Check out this old thread:
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Seeing as somebody else has brought this thread back from the dead, I figured that I would add this that I found the other day. It's from 1956, and although I'm pretty sure his enormous fame stopped him from achieving his goal, I think it's pretty killer that the King was a hot Rodder at heart when he was young and the coolest thing on the planet.

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Thanks Paul, that is very cool!
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There were at least a couple of T-birds in the mix. There's one shot of him sitting in a '56 in LA some time in that year, but it's not confirmed that it was his car - he had a Continental Mark II around the same time as well. It is know that he did own an early '62 T-bird Sports Roadster, purchased in Memphis (I'm still trying to get the VIN/data plate info for this car and any/every '50s-'60s T-bird out there, BTW). Story goes that one of his entourage was driving it hard around LA/Hollywood in late '61 and caused one of the Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels to collapse. The publicity that came out of this episode, according to an engineer at K-H I spoke with in '94 while researching my first T-bird history book, caused Ford to recall/replace the early wire wheels with replacements with heavier spokes. I'm still trying to hunt down newspaper articles on this to document when it happened.

Supposedly he had ordered a '63 T-bird convertible/Roadster in Sahara Rose (pink) but canceled the order, although a factory gate release/invoice is reported to have his name and a Memphis Ford dealer assigend to it for delivery. There were a few Lincoln Mark IIIs/IVs in the mix as well.

At least you can't say Elvis was a one-marque man.
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He drove whatever he felt like driving---he was and still is the King of Rock & Roll. He had a white 1956 Lincoln Mark II that he bought new and let his teenage girlfriend Pricilla drive to school. I think it's in a museum somewhere.

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That white 63 Rivi is sweet, I didn't know he had one, nice. Also, the 67 Black Eldo from the 68 comeback special entrance was sweet...Brian
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In the beginning when Elvis broke into serious dough, he was all Caddy, of course. Then he started toying with lots of makes, plus bikes. It IS true that he briefly owned a '56 or '57 Continental Mark II. And he appears (in uniform) in a T-Bird or Lincoln on the cover of one of the albums issued while he was away in Germany. He was also photographed in '57 on a movie set leaning on a '57 Imperial. I'll have to dig for pix, though.

Bottom line: Cars and bikes were a diversion or hobby for him.
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Elvis was a prisoner of his fame,, and Tom Parker. I've read alot and the King was a generous kind man who was manipulated like a marionette by a greedy control freak.
He had nice cars, pretty women and a nice house, and he never forgot his roots.
I wouldnt trade with him for anything. Then or now.
BTW, those sammiches are fanfriggintastic!!!
"Hey kids, were havin Elvis Sammies fer dinner" Always gets the neighbor kids over too. I had one Mom sign a waiver. Her kid ate 4. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA
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I remember the Honda Super Hawk he rode in "Roustabout". Made me go out and buy a motorcycle and date old ladies.
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Weird reading about his '54 Cadillac going up in flames.Same thing happened to the Cadillac hearse that carried Elvis in his funeral a few years after Elvis was buried.The Cadillac hearse caught fire and burned down on the side of the road
I burned down a 63 Cadillac Limo on the side of the road.
Thought I was Elvis when I was running around in Indonesia.
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So did Leslie Nielsen
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czuch[/B];7710183]Elvis was a prisoner of his fame,, and Tom Parker. I've read alot and the King was a generous kind man who was manipulated like a marionette by a greedy control freak.
He had nice cars, pretty women and a nice house, and he never forgot his roots.
I wouldnt trade with him for anything. Then or now.
BTW, those sammiches are fanfriggintastic!!!
"Hey kids, were havin Elvis Sammies fer dinner" Always gets the neighbor kids over too. I had one Mom sign a waiver. Her kid ate 4. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA
Yeah, Czuch, you're the only person on earth I've ever heard say just what I think about Elvis. Elvis didn't mismanage HIMSELF. Somebody else did. I felt sorry for him then. And I feel sorry for him NOW, when younger people just believe the drivel ... and keep on repeating it on the internet.

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What Elvis are we talking about?
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Oh yes indeed.
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Elvis owned and drove a 1956 Continental Mark II, which he bought in Miami in 1956 and owned until his death. Check out this link to the car's history on the Mark II Forum.

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I think he owned a purple 71 Mark III too.
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Saw this at the National Automobile Museum here in Reno Nevada today.
1973 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe owned and personally driven by Elvis Presley.
It was a gift from his father Vernon.


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A still from the movie.
i think Street Rodder did a write up on this roadster. Elvis loved this little roadster that was rented for the movie He used it several days both during shooting and off the set. He tried to buy it but the owner/builder refused to sell! While using the car the drivers door got damaged Elvis pulled 500$ out of his pocket and gave it to the owner for repairs I think the owner said the damage totaled 50$!
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i don't have a shot of it,but i do remember seeing him in a 56? ford p.u. with CROWN ELECTRIC on the door. i think???
That would be the delivery truck he drove before doing his first recordings he actually drove it to record his first record which he made for his mother "That's alright momma"
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Elvis had been on the Steve Allen show on July 1, 1956 and the show got top rating over the Lincoln-sponsored Ed Sullivan Show. So, on July 12, Ed Sullivan, who had previously said that he wouldn't touch Elvis with a 10-foot pole, announced that he had hired Elvis for three appearances.

During the afternoon of July 21 Elvis headed for downtown Memphis in his yellow 1954 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. Arriving back to his house about an hour later he was driving a brand-new Lincoln Premiere. The car had a wisteria purple bottom and a white top. He had traded in his '54 Cadillac. "Just warying my interests," Elvis said.


Fans soon got ahold of the Premiere and covered it in red lipstick love notes. Two weeks later, on August 4, Elvis traded in the Premiere for a Continental Mark II. He supposedly put more miles on the Mark II than any other car he owned and it was parked under a carport out back at Graceland when he died.

He also had a 1960 Lincoln custom limousine by Hess & Eisenhardt. Also shot of him in a 1958 Lincoln Continental convertible.
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1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible - Elvis Presley Automobile Museum Graceland, Memphis, This Cadillac is a great example of the
indiviuallity that established Elvis as a cultural icon. Bought in 1956, the car was originally white. Elvis had it painted purple and
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That purple caddy is one of my favorite cars ever. I went to graceland 3 or 4 years ago and did the whole tour of his house and his planes and the auto museum. Pretty awesome.
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Elvis leased these two BMW 507s while stationed in Germany:





He thought he was buying the white one, but he didn't understand the contract, which was written in German.

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I think the movie with the roadster was called "Loving You" from 1957. Also I think the roadster started life as a coupe or possibly a sport coupe and it had a 239ci Merc.
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Neat video towards the end Elvis is driving his triple black mark 3

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