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Elvis' Convair 880 In Rich and Famous Top Ten

March 26, 2008 | Other
In the list of the Top 10 Aircraft of the Rich and Famous, Elvis' Lisa-Marie jet comes in at # 4. Top of the list is Harrison Ford's Cessna Citation Jet - and surely the cutest is Jimmy Buffett's Albatross amphibian aircraft.

From the website:
Although he owned other aircraft, Elvis bought his own personal jet airliner, a former Delta Air Lines Convair CV.880, in 1975 for the then-substantial sum of $250,000. He named it "Lisa Marie" after his daughter. Presley had the interior of the Convair 880 customized with 28 seats instead of the 110 seats with which the type was usually fitted in airline service. He also had the tail of the now-preserved jet painted with his personal "TCB" logo, which stands for "Takin' Care of Business." By the end of 2005, "Lisa Marie" was one of only nine CV.880s that remained, out of 65 originally built.
Source:Elvis Information Network
Devon wrote on March 26, 2008
Thats why he is the KING!!!
Theo wrote on March 28, 2008
I always thought Elvis is the King because he was one of the first to mix country, gospel and rhythm & blues into a new music style, by doing so changed the popular music scene forever and subsequently kept reinventing himself and stayed on top. Not because he bought some second hand airplane (although he was one of the first to have his own private jet ;-) ).