Elvis Presley's cars

A review of the vehicle collection of the legendary King of Rock and Roll.


Everyone remembers Elvis Presley for those great songs that earned him the nickname of King of Rock and Roll, although also for another of his great passions: cars.

Elvis PresleyYou could say that music and cars came into the Memphis boy's life at the same time. In 1953, at the age of 18, he bought a 1942 Lincoln and at the same time he entered the studies of Sun Records to record a double-sided acetate disc with the tracks My Happiness y That's When Your Heartaches Begin that many claim he gave to his mother.

His incredible voice and singing style quickly made him a star whose fame transcended the border of the United States.

Elvis PresleyThat Lincoln was followed, 13 years later, by a Cadillac with which he moved with the Blue moon boys, his band. And as his songs became hits, the car changes became a frequent occurrence. He also had a Cadillac El Dorado 1956 convertible, a BMW 507 of 1958, a Lincoln 1960 and a Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster from 1962, which was one of his favorites.

Already a legend, in the 1970s the garage of his mansion in Graceland filled with amazing machines like a Rolls Royce Phantom V, a limousine Cadillac Fleetwood 1960 customized by George Barris (creator of the famous Adam West Batmobile), another similar vehicle, but from 1964; a Cadillac El Dorado Coupe version, a limousine Mercedes Benz 600, a Cadillac Sedan de Ville, a Stutz Blackhawk, a Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham of 1974, a Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 1975 and a Cadillac Seville.

Elvis PresleyHe also owned a De Tomaso Pantera, that he shot in a fit of anger because he did not take him off when he was with his girlfriend ...

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Diego durruty

Journalist with 30 years of experience. Worked in magazines STROKE, The graphic, Coequipier y Only TC, on the Internet sites SportsYa!, e-driver.com y kmcero.com and on the radios Rock pop y Vorterix.com. He covered the Dakar rally for the German agency dpa. He currently drives Two Daring Guys, a car magazine that is broadcast on Tuesdays from 18 to 19 by RadioArroba.com; is editor of motorsport in Red Bull Argentina, columnist on the show WorldSport (AM Splendid) and in Surf & Rock FM.  He is also a teacher in SPORTS. Now you can read it on his blog: automundo.com.ar.

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