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Elvis Presley's private jet sells at Florida auction: See the winning bid
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A private jet that once belonged to Elvis Presley has a new owner after being placed for auction in Florida.
Mecum Auctions, a leading collector vehicle auctioneer based in Walworth, Wisconsin, announced the red and silver 1962 Lockheed 1329 Jetstar it listed for a Kissimmee 2023 sale "is off to a new home" on Sunday, Jan. 8 – which happens to be the day Presley was born, in 1935.
The private jet reportedly sold for $286,000, according to the auctioneer’s website.
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FOX Business reached out to Mecum Auctions for comment on the jet’s buyer.
The 60-year-old jet is one of the 202 JetStar airplanes produced by the Lockheed Corporation, an American aerospace manufacturer, according to Mecum Auctions.
Presley reportedly purchased the jet from OMNI Aircraft Sales Inc. on Dec. 22, 1976, for $840,000, which occurred seven months and 25 days before his death.
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Mecum Auctions published a copy of an aircraft security agreement (chattel mortgage) with Presley’s name clearly printed on its website to support the jet’s provenance.
The famous jet includes six passenger chairs with swivel and recline functionality, custom interior red velvet upholstery, gold-finish hardware and wood cabin paneling and trim.