ELVIS CAR MUSEUM
1976 SPECIAL CAR OF ELVIS PRESLEY
Elvis Presley, the ‘King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’, loved Cadillacs. He owned about a hundred of them and most were customized. His purple and pink Cadillacs have since become world famous. This Fleetwood with its 8.2-litre engine was also built to his specification. Dummy headlamps were placed over the original lights, a generous amount of chrome was applied and thick running boards were fitted with a light-organ, which flashed when the car doors were opened. The dashboard lights pulsed to the beat of the music on the radio. Needless to say the interior has plush upholstery. A so-called ‘continental kit’, an extended bumper with spare wheel housing, was added to the rear. Elvis didn’t have this car long, he died in August 1977.