Elvis's 1955 Cadillac For Sale

The 1955 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood limousine that Elvis Presley used to transport his band to shows all over the Southern United States will go up for auction at Bonham's Classic California sale on November 12. From the catalogue: This well documented car was purchased by the King in January of 1956 and immediately repainted Black. He may have died a very rich man, but in '56 Elvis still needed his father to co-sign on the car.

Unlike many older Cadillacs that head to auction with questionable Elvis ties, this Limo is a well documented car with clear proof it was owned by Presley. Pre sale estimates have the Fleetwood selling somewhere between $100,000 and $150,000. 

Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Oct 31, 2011 
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paulreno (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 3, 2011report abuse
P.S. Thanks Tony C - I re-used your "due course!"
paulreno (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 3, 2011report abuse
I am pretty certain Graceland will be very interested in this car. The value in Elvis's history, particularly of this car, is paramount to the Elvis Presley story. Graceland won't go shouting out that they hold interest in this auction. We'll find out in due course.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 2, 2011report abuse
This isnt the car that caught fire, that was a 1954 pink and white Cadillac. The fire happened in June 1955, many months before Elvis bought the one that is being auctioned. While an important item of Elvis memorabilia, it is only one of many cars Elvis owned and used during that time. Regarding EPE, we don't know that they have no interest in this car, the auction has not happened yet. Maybe they do, maybe they don't, we will see in due course.
Alant15 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 1, 2011report abuse
Is this the one that caught fire on the road in the 50's or not? Even so I agree stuff like this should be purchased by Graceland. It's much more relevent than some of the vehicles in the car museum opposite the mansion.

I also thought the EPE missed a chance when the Hilton hotel remodelled the International Showroom. They could have stripped all the seating and booths out piece by piece and rebuilt the showroom interior exactly as it was out the back of Graceland. That stuff will have all been burned. I'm glad I saw the original showroom back in '84 before they remodelled it. A real shame!

When technology improves in the future (as it surely will) when holograms etc are perfected who knows it may even be possible to see Elvis perform on that same stage once again. It isn't beyond the realms of possibilty.
Presleygirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 1, 2011report abuse
Wow, what a fabulous looking car. I agree with everyone, it should be at Graceland. I'm such a Elvis fan, if I had the cash to spare, I'd buy it and put it on permenant loan at Graceland. Wouldn't have any hesitations to do that! EPE should step up and aquire this automobile!
samcra (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 1, 2011report abuse
There are many Elvis related cars in the USA and indeed the world, especially Cadillacs. Most he purchased in his name, then gave them to friends and associates, some he kept for himself and drove for a short time. However, the one pictured above is truly unique, in that, as stated, this was 1955 and used very early in his career to travel to various appearances . Truly an important item. Yes, EP Enterprises should acquire this very important automobile.
PRESYER (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 1, 2011report abuse
You are right, Mr Murphy ! How can an entreprise who pretends taking care of Elvis Aaron Presley act like this ? Where do we go from now ?
Jack Murphy (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 1, 2011report abuse
It's really a shame that Elvis Presley Enterprises have no interest in these historical artifacts and automobiles. Stuff like this should be at Graceland. Not for some stranger to eventually own.

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