- Dec 29, 2005
On the block - Elvis Presley's 1960 Lincoln Mark V Limo
Even if you’re not a huge Elvis fan (like me), you have to appreciate the value of this car. Elvis had it special ordered in 1959 while he was stationed in Germany. It’s one of the first 1960 Lincolns, serial #32, and comes loaded with every option. It was customized especially for the King by Hess and Eisenhardt who also built the X-100 limo in which Kennedy was assassinated.
Regardless of its owner, the car is still a steal considering that it has only 33,000 miles and every document chronicling its life is present and accounted for, including its certificate of origin from Ford to Schilling Motors in Memphis, the bill of sale from Schilling Motors to Elvis and the application of title in Elvis’ name. Memorabilia hunters will no doubt be salivating at the thought of Presley’s chicken scrawl on a legal document.
Elvis only owned the car for five years, while for the last 40 years it’s been the proud possession of Alan Fortes, a close friend of the King of Rock N Roll who has been protecting the celebrity whip all this time. The car will be auctioned off by Barrett Jackson at the organizer's Scottdale, Arizona event from January 14-22.