Elvis Presley’s $840K plush, red velvet private jet up for auction


One of Elvis Presley’s private jets is hitting the auction block.

The King of Rock and Roll purchased the plane back on Dec. 22, 1976, for $840,000, according to Mecum Auctions.

Whoever bids the highest will also get a copy of the aircraft security agreement signed by Presley and a copy of the aircraft bill of sale documentation.

Features include a red exterior with silver accents, plus custom interior upholstery with red velvet and gold finish hardware.

There is an onboard Kenmore microwave, a television with a VCR player and a cassette player.

Other features include wood cabin paneling and window shades.

The plane can accommodate up to nine passengers.

Elvis Presley purchased the jet back in 1976 for $840,000/
Elvis Presley purchased the jet back in 1976 for $840,000.
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The cockpit.
The cockpit.
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The aircraft can accommodate up to six passengers.
The aircraft can accommodate up to six passengers.
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The vintage television.
The vintage television.
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There are six passenger chairs that comes with swivel and recline functionality. It also comes with an onboard lavatory with a vanity.

For shipping, the auction site notes that the aircrafts will require disassembly.

“For decades, Lockheed’s JetStar was the executive jet of choice for countless A-listers, recognized dignitaries and star-studded celebrities,” the listing explains.

The Kenmore microwave.
The Kenmore microwave.
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The cassette and music station.
The cassette and music station.
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The lavatory with a red velvet covered toilet.
The lavatory with a red velvet-covered toilet.
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Six chairs come with a swivel and recliner option.
Six chairs come with a swivel and recliner option.
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The plane is one of several private jets that were owned by Presley, with two currently on display at Graceland. It is one of 202 JetStar airplanes produced by the aerospace, arms, defense, information security and technology corporation Lockheed Martin.

Months before Presley’s death, he sold the jet. It later ended up with a Saudi Arabian company.

“The JetStar was then moved to Roswell International Air Center (ROW) in Roswell, New Mexico, where it’s been stored for decades and resides to this day,” the auction listing adds.

“While the P&W engines and many cockpit components have been removed and no engines or replacement parts will be included with the sale of Elvis’ jet, it serves as an incredible restoration opportunity and a chance to create a unique Elvis exhibit for all the world to enjoy.”

The auction is set to place on Jan. 8, 2023.



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