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Elvis’s plane up for auction. It’s now or never.

Tim Newton

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If you’re in the mood for buying a bit of music, and aviation, history, it’s now of never!

CNN reports that there’s no engine, the cockpit’s a mess and the red velvet seats are not fit for the once king of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Restoring this plane will require a heap of cash, a hunk of burning love, paint, an engineer with a lot of time and some spare parts from Lockheed.

Elvis's plane up for auction. It's now or never. | News by Thaiger

But here’s a chance to own Elvis Presley’s very own customised private jet. It’s been sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 36 years. The 1962 Lockheed JetStar 1329 was owned by Elvis and his father, Vernon. It last came to auction in 2017, reaching a price of $430,000. But the new owner has had to return to sender – perhaps putting their hand at the last auction in a flurry of Elvis-love and before actually inspecting the rust bucket sitting in the desert.

“Custom private jet personally owned by Elvis Presley, the late American singer, complete with red velvet seats, gold plated accents, and red plush carpet. Elvis’s Jet has been privately owned for more than 35 years, becoming a tourist attraction where it sat on a runway in Roswell, New Mexico in the US. The jet is the only one of the three planes belonging to Elvis Presley, which is still privately owned, while the other two are owned by the Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee.

All FAA documents & invoices showing previous ownership by Elvis Presley are included. Seller Comments: Year of manufacture is 1962. Missing items: Engines & cockpit components.”

Elvis's plane up for auction. It's now or never. | News by Thaiger

Online auction site IronPlanet is now accepting bids until July 27, 2018. So you’ve got a month to get your bids in – it’s now or never.

Original story HERE.

 

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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2012. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 41 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented over 10,000 radio news bulletins, 3,900 in Thailand alone, hosted 650 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. As founder of The Thaiger, Tim now acts as the Content Manager and head-writer, whilst supervising the growth of the YouTube channel. He's reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand.

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