Music fans go wild rounding up autographs, iconic outfits and instruments from their favorite performers, but the ultimate piece of musical memorabilia is about to go up up for sale in Roswell, New Mexico. Just don't expect to drive it home from the auction in your trunk!
Elvis Presley's personal 1962 Lockheed Jetstar airplane will be auctioned off later this week. It's one of 3 private jets owned by the King, but this one is very special for a few reasons.
First, it had sentimental value to Elvis because he co-owned it with his father Vernon Presley. Second, every detail inside the plane was custom-designed by Presley himself.
Decked out in red on the outside and the inside - red was Presley's favorite color, and he covered the floor of his Palm Springs home in red carpeting - the plane shows off the musician's great eye for interior decorating.
All the seats are upholstered in red velvet, with matching shag carpet running the length of the plane.
While the wood paneling hasn't aged very well, the plane has other nice features - like a TV, marble sinks and what looks like a toaster oven or microwave.
But don't count on flying this jet home from the auction. It's been a tourist attraction in Roswell for the last 3 decades, and the engine has been removed.
Everything else, according to Liveauctioneers.com, is exactly as Elvis left it.
If you want to get your hands on this once-in-a-lifetime piece of Elvis merchandise it will cost you. The auction company expects bids anywhere from 2 to 5 million dollars.
The plane also comes with Presley's paperwork explaining his plans for the jet's design.
The private plane is just one piece of Elvis memorabilia for sale this weekend. Music fans can also bid on the King's 4.5 karat yellow gold ring and newspapers from the day he died.
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