Elvis Presley was one of the most ionic singers and actors of the 20th century. Tunes like “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Blue Suede Shoes” still rile up the crowds, proving that few can compare with his achievements. But while many think of him as the “King of Rock and Roll,” some would also consider him the “King of Cars,” as the legendary singer owned an astonishing array of rare vehicles. In order to celebrate the singer on the date of his death, we at Nationwide Vehicles are counting down the top 5 vehicles owned by Elvis Presley. So sit back, relax, and “Surrender” to these great cars.
5- Rolls Royce Phantom V
Starting off our list is the classic Rolls Royce Phantom V. Elvis bought the car in January 1961 to celebrate signing a contract with Hal Wallis. The car was brought to his family home where his mothers’ chickens pecked away at it over the years, causing it to be repainted several times. But despite its slightly damaged state, it was still one of his best cars, showing off the King’s true sense of class.
4- Ferrari Dino 308 GT4
Next on our list is the unforgettable Ferrari Dino 308. A great car in its own right, Elvis purchased it second hand in October 1976 for a modest $20,000. While car may not have as much history as his other vehicles, it still proudly sits next to all his other car in the museum in Graceland.
3- Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood Limousine
Elvis knew he had arrived when he pull up in Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine. The car cost the singer $100,000 and was customized further by George Barris who fitted it with 21st century gadgets like a phone, refrigerator, entertainment console, TV, as well as an automatic record player. But the king wasn’t done there, he also fit the car with a 24kt gold front grille and a window that separated the front and back seats, making it the ultimately luxury limousine.
2- Stutz Blackhawk
The runner up position goes to one of Elvis’s most prized cars: the Stutz Blackhawk. He was the first man in America to own one of these cars, eventually purchasing a total of five. Each of these cars was special, coming with unique features fit for a King. While it may not be his most memorable car, it certainly left a lasting on the Elvis as well as many fans.
1- Pink Cadillac: Fleetwood Series 60
Top of our list is his famous Pink Cadillac. Elvis purchased his first one in March 1955 and used it as his main car for three months before it caught on fire in June. However, since he loved the car so much, he bought another one two days later and got his neighbor to design the color for Elvis, calling it the ‘Elvis Rose.’ After many years of service, the car is now on permanent displace at the auto museum at Graceland, welcoming fans all across the world.