Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Elvis' private jet set to be auctioned after 30 years

Elvis' private jet set to be auctioned after 30 years

The rock "n roll ledge's 'personally designed and ordered" private jet will be auctioned off on May 27 after sitting on the ground in Roswell, New Mexico for over 30 years, and the jet will be sold to the highest (lucky) bidder without reserve.

The 1969 Lockheed Jetstar red has no engines and needs a cockpit reconstruction.

This is the "Lost" jet he owned with his father, Vernon Presley.

GWS Auctions said the plane will go under the hammer on Saturday at an event in California.

"The jet is still in its original condition, and has been privately owned for over 35 years".

Roswell International Air Center Interim Director Scott Stark said the plane is privately owned and rarely was open for tours. Stark said the owner, whose name has not been released, recently chose to sell it.

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It's said that the plane was "One of the first Elvis owned... he spent hundreds of thousands modifying it".

There are two other Elvis planes in existence; they're both at the Elvis Presley Museum in Memphis. The Lisa Marie plane, for example, can be seen at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The bidding stands at $126,000 as of this posting, and with a pre-auction estimate of $2,000,000 to $3,500,000, and no minimum, someone might fly away with a bargain here.

Presley was born in Tupelo on January 8, 1935, and moved to Memphis with his parents at age 13.

While Elvis Presley departed this world at the age of just 42 in 1977, he did leave behind plenty of memorabilia, including his 1962 Lockheed Jetstar plane, which could find a new home soon.

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