Elvis Presley was known for his remarkable singing and distinct voice, but he was also famous for his interest in food and fashion, such as his popular blue suede shoes.
What many people might not know is that he also had a talent for interior design, as seen in his previously owned private jet.
In 1962, Elvis bought his own airplane and had it specially designed for him. The inside of the plane had beautiful wooden panels, carpet, and red velvet chairs. Elvis owned the plane, a Lockheed Jetstar model, for more than 35 years.
However, when he passed away in 1977, the plane was abandoned on a road in Roswell, New Mexico. It was turned into a tourist attraction. Recently, the plane was finally auctioned off and an Elvis fan bought it over the phone for $260,000 in Florida. When Elvis first flew in the plane, he was with his father, Vernon Presley.
The plane has been kept in a special location in New Mexico for over 30 years after his death. Even though the red color of the plane’s exterior has faded, it is still in good condition considering its age. The inside of the plane looks very comfortable and stylish, and one can easily imagine Elvis traveling in it.
The walls are covered in wooden panels and the seats are covered in soft red velvet. There is a modern TV installed and the plane consists of one large room with plenty of space for guests. Additionally, there is a small kitchen located behind the main room. Overall, the interior of the plane looks so inviting that one wouldn’t mind taking a long flight in it.
Looking at the old microwave, it’s probably broken now. But imagine Elvis making his famous sandwich of peanut butter, mayonnaise, crispy bacon, and banana and heating it in that same microwave – it’s a piece of rock history! The bathroom is also very luxurious with velvet and a nice sink, which is a stark contrast to the small bathrooms on charter flights.
The plane, which was a part of Elvis’ traveling style, was recently auctioned off for $260K at the Mecum Kissimmee Collector Car auction in Florida. The new owner was not identified and made their bids over the phone.
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