Elvis Presley's Private Jet Sold for $430,000
Yesterday, GWS Auctions, Inc. held an auction of entertainment related memorabilia, including items relating to Marilyn Monroe and the Beach Boys. But the highlight of the auction was Elvis Presley's personally owned private 1962 Lockheed Jetstar Jet.
This is the only Elvis airplane that is privately owned with the others owned by the Elvis Presley Museum. According to the auction lot description:
"This jet was personally owned by Elvis Presley, and is the "Lost" jet he owned with his father, Vernon Presley. The jet has been featured on TV with National Geographic, and has been a huge tourist attraction at the airport in Roswell, NM. 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."
The jet was estimated to sell for $2,000,000 to $3,500,00 but ended up being hammered for $430,000.