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Elvis 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V for sale

1 of 1 Rock n Rolls: The 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Touring once owned by Elvis
Rock n Rolls: The 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Touring once owned by Elvis

The 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Touring once owned by Elvis Presley is for sale.

The limo had electric windows on all doors, a Blaupunkt Koln radio, air conditioning, an in-car bar and a microphone.

Presley bought the limo when he lived in Bel Air, California, according to the New York Daily News, resplendent in a midnight blue shade. However, the singer reportedly had the car repainted after his mother's chickens destroyed the paint, pecking at their reflections. The limo was repainted in a light silver blue.

The Rolls housed a 6.2-liter V-8 engine making 200-horsepower and capable of a maximum speed of around 100 mph. Presley owned the limo for about five years, before donating it to the SHARE charity in 1968 which auctioned it for $35,000 (26,000 Euros.)

It has since been restored, and spent about 20 years in a private museum. The car has had a full engine rebuild, including the installation of a new cylinder block.

Bonham's auction house described the limousine on its website. "It is a most interesting model of this highly desirable motorcar complete with undisputed Elvis provenance. This important and significant Rolls-Royce Phantom V, with its undisputed place in pop culture history, will surely be jewel in the crown for any Elvis collector."

The limousine is scheduled to be auctioned at the Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California, on August 15, and a winning bid as high as $300,000 (223,000 Euros) is anticipated.

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