On eBay you can bid on a 1965 Cadillac that is supposed to be designed by Elvis himselvis. It took only about 20 years to complete the car. Unfortunately Elvis died halfway the process. For some reason the songtitle "Fools Rush In" comes to mind.
Cadillac & Elvis lovers: here’s your chance to buy a unique piece of history. Elvis’s 1965 Cadillac is now for sale on eBay. According to the seller, this car was designed by Elvis himself. Special feaures are 14 karat gold plated exterior components, hand swirled gold leaf stripping by Bob Bond. Further more: 40 coats gold/pearl of essence lacquer paint, a machined formed gold E. P. hood ornament, interior upholstery concept by Dick Dean, guitar styled rear seat speakers and guitar styled sun visors.
Here’s the description: “Finished in over 40 coats of of hand-rubbed Gold Pearlescent paint with specially designed gold interior by Elvis Presley himself. This unique motorcar was designed and created by both Elvis Presley and the King of Customs himself, George Barris, who happened to be one of Elvis' closest friends. This great piece of motoring history has many unique features and is truly a one of a kind creation. Where there have been many cars that Elvis has owned, this is, in fact, the only car that Elvis Presley ever designed. This was, in its namesake, his Dream Car. It is the only opportunity to aquire what we believe to be one of the most important Elvis Presley memorobelias in history. This car was also licensed to Hot Wheels and the Mattel company, so a Hot Wheels miniature was produced and, in itself, is a collector's item. This motorcar was completed for the Elvis Presley Cosmetics Company by George Barris after Elvis Presley passed away. From there, it went on tour and soon became famous as one of the most well-recognized Elvis Presley cars of all times. With great pride and enthusiasm we offer this unique piece of history to the true collector, enthusiast or investor who appreciates this wonderful creation. This is an opportunity to own one of the world's most famous motorcars at an investment price.” The starting bid is 119.000 $US.
"Elvis" Caddy For SaleJune 25, 2007 | Other Source:ElvisMatters
Mystery Rider wrote on June 25, 2007
Does the Colonels estate get 50 %?
Sean Ryan wrote on June 26, 2007
Ive never read so much rubbish in all my life.Elvis never designed cars in his life, just bought them.George Barris, close friend?? yeah right!! Elvis's dream car?? haha!! One of the most well-recognized Elvis Presley cars of all time?? Give me a break!!!!
Tony C wrote on June 26, 2007
It's a beautiful car, but an Elvis connection.....!! I think we'll have a lot more things like this thrown at us before the sun sets on August 16th.
Kirchgässner wrote on June 26, 2007
Devon wrote on June 26, 2007
Why would Elvis start on a car that was 12 years old, dont think so!!!