A horseshoe-shaped diamond ring that Elvis Presley wore during his famous 1973 Aloha from Hawaii television special sold for $204,800 at a music memorabilia auction held Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.
The plane has sat largely untouched in Roswell, New Mexico, and has no engines and needs its cockpit restoring.
"The jet is still in its original condition, and has been privately owned for over 35 years".
The jet was one of many owned by the King of Rock "n" Roll and Elvis designed the interior, which includes red velvet seats and red shag carpet. It's quite reasonable, given that, as the website emphasizes, the jet "could potentially earn its new owner millions of dollars in exhibit, or entry fees as an attraction".
Two of the singer's other jets are on display at The Elvis Presley Museum. "It's been five or six years since there have been any tours of it", Stark said. A 1962 Lockheed Jetstar with the interior custom designed by Elvis himself. While the "lost jet" will sell for millions, residents say they have ideas of their own.
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GWS Auctions Inc. out of California is holding an auction for the plane on May 27 at an event featuring A-list celebrity memorabilia.
According to the listing on liveauctionneer.com, every detail inside the plane was hand-selected by Elvis. The Lisa Marie plane, for example, can be seen at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
However, the owner has allowed the plane to be shown at various aviation events. The Jetstar model was built as a side project by Lockheed in the 1960s and "70s".
Presley died on August 16, 1977 at age 42 in Memphis.
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