January 30, 2023

Do you want to fly like a king? Or like THE King?

We honestly had no idea a piece of Elvis-ana was peacefully rusting away in the New Mexico desert. And now it can be yours.

This 60 year old jet has been sitting in the desert near Roswell for many years and has an interesting story to tell. It once belonged to the King of Rock & Roll himself, Elvis Aaron Presley.

According to a listing on auction site Mecum, Elvis bought the 1962 Lockheed 1329 JetStar just 8 months before his death and used it to transport himself, the TCB band and members of his infamous “Memphis Mafia” around the country. It will be auctioned in Kissimmee, Florida on January 8th.

The features are kinda crazy.

Image courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Image courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Well, THOSE are some red velvet seats!

From the auction list:

In the spring of 1977, the jet was sold and later ended up with a Saudi Arabian company. The JetStar was then relocated to the Roswell International Air Center (ROW) in Roswell, New Mexico, where it was stored for decades and remains to this day. The aircraft will need to be disassembled for shipping and assistance is available to coordinate. Documentation required for boarding the jet includes a copy of the aircraft security agreement document signed by Elvis Presley, a copy of the aircraft purchase agreement, and official FAA blue ribbon documents. While the P&W engines and many cockpit components have been removed and no engines or replacement parts are included with the sale of Elvis’ Jet, it serves as an incredible restoration opportunity and a chance to create a one-of-a-kind Elvis exhibit that the whole world can delight .

In true Elvis fashion, the plane is as colorful as you would expect. Some of the features listed include:

  • Red exterior with silver accents
  • Custom interior upholstery with red velvet and gold-tone hardware
  • Integrated Kenmore Microwave
  • Onboard TV with RCA VCR player
  • Onboard Cassette Player
  • Cabin paneling and paneling made of wood, including blinds

The thing I can’t stop thinking about is this has been sitting in Roswell for a number of years and is NOW coming up for auction. If it hadn’t just rotted and stripped down the Slaton Highway like a 78 Firebird, it could fetch a lot more than you think, which is close to $100,000 at auction.

If you don’t want to buy this plane, you’re nothing but a hound.

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