Elvis Presley’s Custom Cadillac Headed to Auction
Elvis Presley's custom-made 1972 Cadillac Deville station wagon is going to live auction.
The vehicle was Presley's favorite car in his later years. General Motors and ASC built the Cadillac specifically for the singer, who originally gave the car to his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, as a gift. But Presley borrowed the car so often to drive from his shows in Las Vegas, Nev., to his Los Angeles, Calif., home that Parker eventually gave it back for him to use exclusively.
After Presley finished his time in Vegas in 1976, he drove the Cadillac back to Memphis, Tenn., on his final road trip. Presley died four months after returning to Graceland.
A second custom 1972 Cadillac Deville sedan was built for Dean Martin, but the car has disappeared, leaving Presley's as the last of its kind. The vehicle, which features 24-carat gold badges and chromed wire wheels, is set to go to auction on Feb. 12.
Many of Presley's other personal effects went up for auction on Jan. 8, which would have been the King's of Rock and Roll's 80th birthday, at Graceland. Items in that auction included Presley's first recording, an autographed copy of ‘That’s All Right,’ a custom watch featuring a Star of David design, Presley’s first driver’s license and the jacket he wore in the ‘Viva Las Vegas’ film.