Elvis Presley’s jet, whose interior The King reportedly took part in designing himself, is for sale in New Mexico. And unsurprisingly, it’s the shag-carpeted, fuzzy dice-having, white wall tire-riding Cadillac of private jets, just like you though it would be.
Southern California-based GWS Auctions is giving Elvis fans a chance to bid on the 1962 Lockheed Jetstar that the King co-owned with his father Vernon. The jet now lies at the aircraft boneyard in Roswell, New Mexico, where it has sat dormant for the past three decades, aviation magazine AIN reports.
The auction description states that the seller claims Elvis had a hand in designing the interior, saying:
According to our seller, portions of the plane’s interior were custom designed to Elvis’ specifications, including the gold-tone hardware, woodwork, inlay, red velvet seats and red carpet.
Whether that’s true, we don’t know. But what is true is that the interior is exactly what I’d think Elvis’s jet’s interior would look like: burgundy and with what looks like shag carpets and huge puffy seats. The King wouldn’t have it any other way:
The seller also says the paint job (with its amazing horizontal red and silver stripes), interior and pretty much the whole jet is in the same shape as Elvis left it all those years ago. Well, everything except the engines, which have since been removed.
Still, even without the engines, GWS Auctions thinks this swanky jet will sell from anywhere between $2 million to $3.5 million (though there is no reserve, so maybe it will sell for less). So if, for whatever reason, you’re in the mood to drop tremendous coin on the only one of Elvis’s jets that isn’t in a museum, this is your chance.
Not only does the jet come with paperwork proving it’s legit, but you can even have the whole plane disassembled and shipped to you. So if you want a 30 year-old barn find that needs a few engine swaps, but has a clean interior, a clear title and a hell of a backstory, close that old Porsche 928 Craigslist tab and buy this jet.