After 35 years of sitting on an airstrip in New Mexico, a private plane, which once belonged to Elvis Presley, has been auctioned.
The auction was on Saturday in California at an even commemorating celebrity possessions. GWS Auctions Inc. announced that the jet was sold for $430,000.
However, the identity of the buyer hasn’t been released in the sold note on the company’s website. Brigitte Kruse, an auctioneer, stated that she currently can’t disclose any information about the buyer or their plans of the jet.
The Interior Design of the Jet
The interior of the jet was designed by Elvis and was made of gold-tone woodwork. The jet also has red velvet seats and red shag carpet.
Previous owner, Roy McKay, doesn’t agree that Elvis designer the interior of the jet. McKay is rather saying that he designer the interior of the jet and that when he purchased the jet, it only had a two-toned gray interior and “kind of looked like a casket.”
But eventually, GWS spokesperson Carl Carter confirmed that it was Elvis who is responsible for the jet’s interior design.
Federal Aviation Administration records indicate no signs of interior changes, Carter said.
The red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar needs some fixing it has no engine and cockpit needs to be resorted.
The plane was once owned by Elvis and his dad, Vernon Presley. It has been lying on a runway in Roswell, New Mexico for 35 years.
Presley was born in 1935 in Tupelo. At the age of 13, He moved to Memphis with his family. He influenced the rock music all over the world. Presley was a famous singer and a great dancer too. His records were and still are legendary making him one of the 20th century’s most known people. Presley died at age 42 on Aug, 1, 1977, in Memphis