Elvis Presley's Lincoln will be auctioned along with “centuries-old dust”
The world's largest collector's car auction, the American Mecum, will put up for sale an Elvis Presley limo. For Lincoln Continental 1967 release expect to gain at least 300 thousand dollars - this is the starting price of the lot. Bidding will begin on August 15.
The Mecum house description says the limousine was donated to Elvis Presley's wedding by his manager Tom Parker in 1967. From the usual “Lincoln” of that time, the Presley car is distinguished by the presence of air conditioning, power steering, power windows, front seats with electric and automatic antenna.
After the singer’s death, the limo stood motionless for several years until it was bought by businessman James Petrozzini in the early 1980s. Petrozzini did not care for the car, but at some point he completely put it in the garage. Lincoln rock and roll legends spent in the hangar for decades, until the heirs of Petrozzini decided to part with a rarity.
Although the former Lincoln of Elvis is in poor condition, the auction house has trump cards - copies of the registration certificate for the car with the signature of Presley himself and “registered” 1-ELVIS license plates assigned to the state of Tennessee. Thanks to these documents, the price of a car can increase significantly.
During his short life, Elvis Presley was the owner of more than 100 cars. Some cars are included in the exposition of the musician's museum in Memphis, some are sold in private collections. In 2011, becoming the owner of an Elvis limousine was only a fraction of the cheaper - for the authentic 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood with all supporting documents they asked from 100 to 150 thousand dollars.
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