The Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. will auction, at no reserve, the personal 1960 Lincoln Mark V limousine owned by Mr. Elvis Presley during the 35th Anniversary Barrett-Jackson "World's Greatest Collector Car Event" at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Jan. 14 - 22, 2006.
"This is the first time the car has ever been advertised for sale, having changed hands privately prior to this opportunity," exclaimed Craig Jackson, president and CEO of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. "The history that took place in and around this Lincoln alone makes it worth the trip to our event. This is the Elvis Presley car -- one of the most historically significant vehicles we have ever offered. With Elvis' birthday approaching on Jan. 8, it's the perfect time to bring his limousine back out into the public view. There'll even be a ticket waiting for him at our 'will call' desk if he wants to see his car sell."
With only 33,000 actual miles and every option available, including rear power privacy glass, and front and rear air conditioning, the Mark V, serial number 32, is a fantastic example of this already special vehicle. A copy of the bill of sale and power of attorney signed by the King himself which authorized the purchase of the car will also be included with the car as well as others, creating an amazing paper trail which tracks the Lincoln's build to its ultimate delivery to Elvis.
"The story of this car is legendary," noted Barrett-Jackson Executive Vice President Steve Davis. "Elvis used this car regularly throughout his movie and music stints. Many stories have been told of the King tooling around Tennessee in the Lincoln, which was considered by many of his closest friends to be his favorite car."