Elvis Presley is one of the most legendary musicians of all time. He’s also known for his love of cars. But where is his pink cadillac now?
The King of Rock and Roll had a very lavish taste in everything. From his perfectly coiffed hair to his white suits, he wanted to show off. And he didn’t just show off his style in his clothes. He showed it in his cars as well. In fact, he owned more than 200 Cadillacs over his lifetime. He even gave some away to family and friends.
It all started in March of 1955 when Elvis purchased a 1954 Fleetwood Series 60 Cadillac. At the time, it was blue with a black roof. But after the success of his song Baby Let’s Play House, he decided to turn it into the iconic pink car that he sang about. And he trusted his neighbor on Lamar Street, Art, to do the job. Art changed the factory blue to a custom pink color that was now known as “Elvis Rose.”
After that, the car served as the primary transportation for Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys. But sadly, it didn’t last very long. On June 5, 1955, a brake lining caught fire and the car burned up.
The car was later sold back in 1977, three months after the passing of Elvis. It eventually ended up in a private collection. Then in 2006, it was brought back to Graceland Museum for a visit from President George W. Bush and Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi.