Published: Thu, May 25, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

You Could Be the New Owner of Elvis Presley's Private Jet

You Could Be the New Owner of Elvis Presley's Private Jet

Elvis Presley's Personally Owned Private 1962 Lockheed Jetstar Jet *Custom Made to Elvis's Specifications* W/Copies of All Papers BEING SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE (AS SEEN ON TV)- This jet was personally designed and ordered by Elvis Presley.

With an original cockpit and no engines, the private jet has never been restored and is one of only 204 aircraft built between 1957 and 1978 in a collaboration between Jetstar and Lockheed, the former aerospace company which later became Lockheed Martin, now one of the world's largest aerospace, defense, security and technology companies, following a merger with the Martin Marietta American manufacturer in 1995.

"Mom said 'Can you image flying around sitting on red velvet seats?' But it is Elvis to a T", said Cynthia Thompson, who was born in Roswell.

Liveauctioneers.com, which is handling the bidding, revealed the jet was owned by the beloved entertainer and his father, Vernon Presley. The plane had been a source of mystery in Roswell, New Mexico where it has sat largely untouched and tucked away at a small airport's tarmac.

The jet is the only airplane once belonging to Elvis that is still owned privately, as the only other two in existence are owned by The Elvis Presley Museum.

"It's been five or six years since there have been any tours of it."

"The interior was custom created to Elvis" specifications. There has been huge curiosity as to who the current owner of Presley's airplane is, but his name has not been released to the public.

If you've ever wanted to get your hands on some Elvis Presley memorabilia and you've got $3.5 million cash to spare, this could be your lucky day. The Jetstar model was built as a side project by Lockheed in the 1960s and "70s".

Elvis was 42 when he died on August 16, 1977, in Memphis.

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