Elvis Presley’s private jet to hit the auction block

December 9, 2022

Elvis Presley fans can soon bid on a piece of the King of Rock and Roll’s luxurious lifestyle. A private jet that previously belonged to Presley will hit the auction block in January 2023, reports Fox Business.

The 1962 Lockheed 1329 JetStar was purchased by the Jailhouse Rock singer in 1976—a year before his death—according to Mecum Auctions of Walworth, Wisconsin.

The aircraft features a faded red exterior with silver accents; and a custom interior decked out with nine red velvet passenger seats, gold-plated accents, and a red plush carpet. In addition, the jet is detailed with a Kenmore microwave; and a television with an RCA VCR player and a cassette player.

Since his death on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42, Presley’s jet has been stored at the Roswell International Air Center in New Mexico for decades. Its engines and many cockpit components have been removed.

The aircraft was one of several private jets owned by Presley. Two others—a Convair 880 jet and another JetStar—are on display at his home, Graceland, in Memphis. Included with the jet is a copy of the aircraft security agreement document signed by Presley, himself, and the aircraft bill of sale documentation.

“For decades, Lockheed’s JetStar was the executive jet of choice for countless A-listers, recognized dignitaries and star-studded celebrities,” the listing notes.

“With a busy touring schedule, these crafts were needed to transport the singer, his TCB band, backup groups, Colonel Tom Parker and the ever-present Memphis Mafia to venues, concerts. and appearances all around the country. Elvis kept several pilots on retainer who were ready to fly him to adoring fans at a moment’s notice,” the site added.

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