Bonhams : Formerly the property of Elvis Presley,1955 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine Chassis no. 557547481

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Cadillac Fleetwood

Formerly the property of Elvis

1955 Cadillac Fleetwood 75

Chassis no. 557547481

It was no coincidence 1955 was the same year the American auto industry and Roll grabbed America’s by the collar and shook it till she was about Miss Lizzy. It that every brand had new, whether it be horsepower or new or both. But Cadillac #150; the of the World for quite some #150; beat the rest of to the punch in 1954 with a redesign and more power.

For 1954, it was good to be the king.

And for it was even better to be The King . Elvis Presley was just started, rocking Southern around the clock (with to Bill Haley). A rising like Elvis surely have a penchant for Cadillacs. and who blame him? A mild better integrated the parking to the outer edges of the grille.

Humpback fins grew prominent and, in the Eldorado’s shark fins sprouted to Atomic Age design to the next

Cadillac Fleetwood

Model range starting the Series 62, which included the Coupe de Ville. The Eldorado and Fleetwood 60 Special four-door were both a glamorous upward, although for different At the top of the totem pole were the Series 75 eight-passenger and Imperial

Base 331-cid V-8 put out 250 horsepower, 270 with dual-four carburetors. The was standard for Eldorados and available for models. With over sold, 1955 was a record for General Motors’ luxury

This black Series 75 eight-passenger sedan appears to be of the 1,075 built in 1955. this one was originally light having been repainted upon being purchased by Presley in January, 1956 to him and his band to gigs around the Rumor has it that his band with the luxury limo, their instruments to the roof of the

The Caddy eventually was on display at the Presley Museum in the 1990s being put on display at the Elvis-A-Rama in Las Vegas. Currently owned by a Texas collector, this of Memphis-by-way-of-Detroit history comes the original conditional sales from Southern Motors of that was co-signed by Elvis’ Vernon Presley.

Also included is the original manual with Elvis’ on the back cover, plus one tire, lug wrench, and jack. The thing that seems to be is a set of blue suede shoes.

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