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What did Elvis drive?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by McKee, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. McKee
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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?

    What was that sports car/special he drove in "Spinout"?
     

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  2. SlamCouver
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    Im gonna have to try that diet, sounds delicious.
     
  3. T-Time
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    I only remember him riding the porcelin bus. Need a pic?
     
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  5. Hooligan63
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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
     
  6. Nobodys Hero
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    I saw the roadster at the smithsonian//Neat little buggy
     
  7. SquigMachine
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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!!
     
  8. How about the Isetta he gave Col.Tom Parker,,HRP
     

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  10. McKee
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    Uh,...back to Elvis's cars,...anybody?
     
  11. CRASHNBURNS
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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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    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
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    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.
     
  14. monsterflake
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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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  18. Cajun Kenny
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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..
     
  19. Harms Way
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    A still from the movie.
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  20. R Pope
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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????
     
  21. breeder
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    if only he could have drove a pacer...the world would be a better place ;)
     
  22. R Pope
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    Oh, by the way, it was fried banana and peanut butter "sangwitches" that he liked.
     
  23. priscilla presley
     
  24. 61TBird
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    What did the windshield and frame come from?
    It has a "nautical" look to it.
     
  25. Harms Way
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    He got to drive this for free,.. sort of
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    but not these
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    Just found this (and all this other stuff) on google
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    Do bikes count ?
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  26. Von Rigg Fink
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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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  27. Cajun Kenny
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    that would be sammich!
     
  28. Evil Wicked Mean & Nasty
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    I think he drives a Lexus. At least that's what he was in the last time I saw him.
     
  29. crankcaser
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    We talkin' about Big Elvis or Tiny Elvis?
     

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  30. Mr Haney
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    his 1975 electraglide is on display at southeast harley davidson {Ohio}
     

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