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2013-06-27 10:02

LAST CRUISE: This 1972 Cadillac Custom Estate Wagon will be going under the hammer in July. It belonged to Rock 'n' Roll king Elvis Presley from 1972 until he died in 1977. Image: AP

MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Elvis Presley's Cadillac and Steve McQueen's old truck are among 2000 items once owned by celebrities but scheduled to be auctioned in California in July 26/27.

Mecum auctions specialises in cars and a highlight will be Presely's 1972 Cadillac Custom Estate Wagon. The King of Rock n' Roll owned the car from 1972 until his death in 1977.


The car was kept at the Las Vegas home of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis' manager, and then at the Las Vegas Hilton. It was later sent to Graceland, Presley's long-time Memphis home, but auctioned with other possessions in 1999.

Other vehicles for auction include a 1969 Chevrolet C/10 Baja race truck and two motorcycles owned by McQueen, a motorcycle owned by Dennis Hopper and cars that belonged to Frank Sinatra, Ringo Starr and Bette Davis.

Select items will be available online for silent auction from July 5.

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