'LOVE ME DO... Hard not to, even if it never belonged to Elvis Presley. This 1977 custom Cadillac now on show at Beaulieu was the last to be bought by The King. Image: Newspress / Beaulieu
LONDON, England -The latest exhibit to go on display in the National Motor Museum
at Beaulieu is the 1977 Cadillac Seville owned and driven by the
King of Rock 'n Roll, Elvis Presley.
The car is in its original
original condition and still
has its Citizen Band radio installed. The King apparently used it to
order food at his home, Graceland, and to ask the guard to open the
One of the first people to see the car at Beaulieu
was Lady Fiona Montagu, wife of the museum’s founder Lord Montagu. She's a life-long fan of Presley and posed for a picture
beside the car in her own version of Elvis’s famous Las Vegas white
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“I'm a huge fan and had the costume made
to wear for an Elvis-themed fund-raiser here at the museum in 2013 to support the Countryside Education Trust.”
Cadillac Seville V8 a/t was assembled by General Motors; the body was
custom-built by Fisher for Cadillac. Its features include power windows
and external mirrors and a grey interior with wood accents on the
dashboard, doors and steering wheel.CURTSY TO THE KING: Lady Fiona Montagu takes a bow by the Elvis Caddy. And no, Elvis is NOT in the building. Image: Beaulieu
It was previously auctioned in Las Vegas in 1994 and sold for $101 500 - more than a million rands - to a private
collector. It again came up for sale in August 2014 when Graceland held its
first auction which coincided with Elvis Week at Graceland, an annual remembrance of Presley's death on August 16 1977.
All the items were offered by third-party collectors.
The car is now on display in the National Motor Museum and can be seen as part of a visit to the whole Beaulieu attraction, www.beaulieu.co.uk