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Elvis Presley's Personal Plane Sells For $430,000 at Auction

by VVN Music

A plane once owned by Elvis Presley and his father, Vernon Presley has been sold at auction for $430,000 by GWS Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA.

The 1962 Lockheed Jetstar Jet had been at an airport in Roswell, NM where it had become a tourist attraction. The interior was personally designed by Elvis and included gold-tone hardware, woodwork, inlay, red velvet seats and red carpet. According to the auction house, this is also the only Presley plane that is still privately owned with the other two aircraft at The Elvis Presley Museum.

No information on the buyer has been released.

GWS Auction's A-List Celebrity & Icons Memorabilia Auction was held on Saturday (May 27) with over two hundred lots from musicians, actors and politicians.

Presley's plane was the highest bid receiver. Other music high bids:
  • Elvis Presley's 4.5ct Diamond & Solid 14K yellow gold ring that was worn during the Hawaii Tour - $20,000
  • Handwritten pages frm Brian Wilson's Personal Memoirs - $2,500
  • Handwritten song list for 1970's Beach Boys album by Brian Wilson - $900
  • Handwritten letter from Brian Wilson to Maharishi Re: Mike Love - $850
  • Handwritten contract between Brian and Marilyn Wilson Re: American Spring Album - $525
  • Liza Minnelli Broadway show worn two-piece sequined outfit in frame - $500
  • Barbara Mandrell lavender pleated stage gown - $500
  • Beach Boys never before seen photo slides - $450
  • Beach Boys 1970's never before seen concert photo slides - $450
  • Beach Boys Dennis Wilson Winter 1976 never before seen photo slides - $425
  • Beach Boys 1968 never before seen photo slides - $425
  • Waylon Jennings owned hand carved wooden falcon - $425