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Results of Elvis Presley auction September 2014


The King of Cadillacs! Plush red car bought by Elvis Presley to drive on his honeymoon with Priscilla sells for £55,000

  • 1967 Cadillac Coupe de Ville bought by Elvis after 1967 Las Vegas wedding
  • Drove Priscilla back to Graceland in it and became one of his favourite cars
  • The pair, married for six years, used to take it to their Mississippi ranch 
  • ‘Piece of rock and roll history’ was bought by a private collector at auction  

It was bought by the King after he married Priscilla in 1967 and became one of his favourite cars to cruise around Memphis in – but Elvis Presley’s red Cadillac has sold for just £55,000.

The famous 1967 Coupe de Ville took the singer and his new wife from Las Vegas back to his Graceland mansion in Tennessee after their wedding.

The iconic couple regularly took the car to Elvis’s 163-acre Circle G ranch in Mississippi where they spent some of their honeymoon.

The 1967 Cadillac 1967 Coupe de Ville, owned by Elvis Presley was bought by a private collector at a sale in Las Vegas for just £55,000

The 1967 Cadillac 1967 Coupe de Ville, owned by Elvis Presley was bought by a private collector at a sale in Las Vegas for just £55,000

It was bought by a private collector at a sale in Las Vegas held by classic car auctioneers Barrett Jackson on Thursday.

Elvis, who by that point was earning $1 million a movie, became known for his love of Cadillacs and would often splash out on the chrome-covered cars as gifts for friends and family.

He once even bought a Cadillac for a total stranger who he had spotted admiring his own car.

The red 1967 Coupe de Ville is said to have some of the best documentation of any of Elvis’ cars, with registration papers clearly showing it listed as belonging to him and giving his address as Graceland, Memphis.

An old photograph of the Cadillac taken when Elvis Presley owned it 

An old photograph of the Cadillac taken when Elvis Presley owned it

Just married: Elvis Presley sits cheek to cheek with his bride, Priscilla, following their wedding on May 1 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Just married: Elvis Presley sits cheek to cheek with his bride, Priscilla, following their wedding on May 1 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Presleys drove the car from Las Vegas back to the singer's Graceland Mansion in Memphis following their wedding

The Presleys drove the car from Las Vegas back to the singer’s Graceland Mansion in Memphis following their wedding

It was owned by American collector Mike Moon since 1979 and had been on display at The Elvis Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The mint condition motor boasts a huge 8-cylinder engine, a three-speed automatic gearbox and black leather interior.

Craig Jackson, director of Barrett Jackson, said: ‘Elvis and Cadillacs go hand in hand – he was famous for the amount of Cadillacs he bought.

‘He bought a lot of Cadillacs for other people and gave a lot of them away too but this was one he kept for himself.

‘People would see Elvis driving this car around Memphis. It was an important part of his life.

The sales document for Elvis Preserly's Cadillac with his name scrawled on the page

Elvis and Priscilla pose for a photo taken in Beverly Hills in 1969

The sales document for Elvis Presley’s Cadillac with his name scrawled on the page (left) and the singer poses with wife Priscilla in Beverly Hills in 1969

The car was owned by American collector Mike Moon since 1979 and had been on display at The Elvis Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The car was owned by American collector Mike Moon since 1979 and had been on display at The Elvis Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

‘It is pretty significant because it’s the one he drove on his honeymoon with Priscilla. It’s another piece of rock and roll history.

‘It’s got more documentation signed by Elvis than pretty much any other car he owned.

‘This car has been in several museums over the years. It is unique because it hasn’t been passed through private collectors until now.’

The Las Vegas auction also featured the 1970 Rolls Royce given to Johnny Cash by ABC studios.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2773509/The-King-Cadillacs-Plush-red-car-bought-Elvis-Presley-drive-honeymoon-Priscilla-sells-55-000.html#ixzz3Es5Gzmo3
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Elvis Presley’s US Army induction video via YouTube


* published with permission of Jeff Schrembs

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Military bases Elvis Presley was stationed in


WM ARMY Billy looking E uniform

 

Fort Chaffee, Arkansas

Where Elvis got his famous military haircut

 

Fort Hood, Texas

Elvis underwent basic training here.

 

Military Ocean Terminal, Brooklyn, New York

Elvis departed to Germany from here.

 

Friedburg Army Base, Ray Barracks, Germany

Elvis was stationed here in barracks 3707, bunk #13

 

Prestwick Air force Base, Scotland

Elvis’ plane made a brief refueling stop here on its way back to America.

 

McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey

Elvis’ plane landed here on his return to the United States.

 

Fort Dix, New Jersey

Elvis was discharged here

 

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Elvis Presley song “memories” laughing outtake


Thanks YouTube (audio only)

 

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YouTube and Elvis Presley


Wow. I remember when YouTube first came out and “myspace” ruled the internet. Sorry for sharing this flashback but that happens with age.

Anyway YouTube has become increasingly successful and constantly adding new content.

The ONLY thing I will publicly criticize YouTube about is that it allows far too much Elvis Presley content without cross referencing the copyright(s). Hopefully this will change soon but if not then EPE, and Lisa Marie, should work something out with YouTube. Also, in some of these videos/audio files there are viruses and YouTube does a good job filtering them out but someone across the globe can (literally) post files in seconds.

Anyway if you go to YouTube, and want to see a “semi-organized” selection pertaining to Elvis Presley, feel free to go to my YouTube link of: https://www.youtube.com/user/JeffSchrembs.

Lastly if you want to see what has been posted recently on the search bar type in (as an example) “Elvis Presley, this week” or “Elvis Presley, this month”. And there is always the option of using the filter option and it will sort content by; views, upload date, etc.

Take care and may God bless you.

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Rare newspaper article about Elvis and Graceland (by Jeff Schrembs)


If you are interested in learning about Graceland I encourage you to seek out the wonderful books authored by Alanna Nash (available on Amazon.com). Additionally these books are not only a must have, for all Elvis fans, but factually based and underscores the ups and downs while being balanced. It is a rare combination indeed.

Also for “insider info”, for what occurred during Elvis’ life there, please search and support; Marty Lacker Billy Smith, Sonny West, Red West, Joe Esposito, and Jerry Schilling.

Take care and may God bless you.

Jeff Schrembs
http://www.ElvisCollector.info

RARE Graceland newspaper E redocratig

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John Wayne and Elvis Presley (by Jeff Schrembs)


*** Jeff Schrembs 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ***

Joe Esposito, who Elvis met while in the US Army (circa 1958-1960), was a trusted friend of Elvis and held the official position of “manager” within the Memphis Mafia.

During the 1960s Elvis had contractual obligations that required him to do, many times without him even reading the script, an average of 3 films per year through 1969. Elvis was, and remains, the only actor whose movies never lost money and, in fact, made plenty of money for Elvis – the Colonel – and for the studio.

Joe Esposito claims that Elvis, who admired John Wayne greatly, met John Wayne several times on the studio lot and on one occasion sat down together to share a meal during a break in filming. At one point John Wayne introduced Elvis to his son Patrick Wayne who starred in several of John Wayne’s films.

It is left up to our imagination what the conversation(s) consisted of. But, one thing is clear and that is that Elvis liked John Wayne and vice versa.

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