» 2 Private Planes Of Rock Star Elvis Presley Go On Sale
2 Private Planes Of Rock Star Elvis Presley Go On Sale
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Two private airplanes that once belonged to legendary rock star
Elvis Presley are now on sale and could disappear by 2015 from the
late singer's Graceland mansion, where they have been on display
for the last 30 years. Both planes appeared this week on the
aircraft sales website Controller with their descriptions and
The Lisa Marie, a 1960 Convair 880 named after Elvis's only
daughter, is a four-engine airplane with a private bedroom, a
stereo system and a bathroom with gold fittings.
Hound Dog II, a JetStar, was used as a substitute aircraft while
the Lisa Marie was being remodelled to suit the likings of the
The airplanes' owner, K.G. Coker, who acquired them in 1977
after Presley's death, said "they are museum pieces" and expresses
a willingness to hear any serious offers, though he has avoided
setting a price.
Up to now, the planes have been two of the most visited items at
the Elvis Presley mansion in Memphis.
The last time the Lisa Marie flew was in 1977 on a trip from Los
Angeles to the funeral of Elvis Presley, with his ex-wife Priscilla
Presley and former Beatle George Harrison on board.
Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the
20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and
Roll", or simply, "the King".