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75 years of King: Elvis Presley, the car fanatic

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E lvis Presley is crazy about cars. 'Is'? - Of course, because as many suspect and some know, the rock icon is celebrating her 75th birthday today. We can't say where either. Whether in Tennessee, in the Caribbean or at least in heaven, where the electric guitars paddle. What we can show, however, are the King's cars.

Favorite brand Cadillac , BMW Isetta, Messerschmitt and other slip-ups

After his first number 1 hit' Heartbreak Hotel 'in 1956, he bought it Elvis Presley his first car. And it had to be a Cadillac. He was particularly attached to this brand, the majority of his countless cars bore the Cadillac logo.

When he began his military service in Friedberg, Hesse, Elvis also got to know local automotive products. There are photos showing him in a BMW Isetta, he also controlled a Messerschmitt cabin scooter and he leased two of the BMW 507.

Favorite car: Stutz Bearcat

The King was enthusiastic about the unconventionally designed Stutz Bearcat. He received the first example ever built and drove all three generations of the US two-seater. His first Bearcat, which differed in a few details from the later series models, suffered a total write-off, but was nevertheless painstakingly rebuilt.

The last known photo on which the legendary musician can be seen shows him at the wheel of his Stutz Bearcat III on August 16, 1977.

You can read about which luxury cars Elvis drove and why he shot his De Tomaso Pantera on our sister site www.motor-klassik.de.

Generous gifts to strangers and Elvis' last car

Elvis Presley is probably still one of the most popular musicians because of his generosity. It often happened that he was in such a good mood that he gave gifts to total strangers, fans or groupies - sometimes cars.

Elvis Presley bought his last car shortly before his death. As spectacular as his own life came to an end, Elvis' last car is just as unspectacular: a Cadillac Seville, which was painted two-tone in burgundy and silver. Only the interiorcorresponded to the King: Noble white leather. Also white were the hearse that brought the body of Elvis Presley, who died at the age of 52, to his musoleum at Graceland.

Whether the King is still alive or not - one The question remains: what kind of cars would he drive today?

You can read which luxury cars Elvis drove and why he shot his De Tomaso Pantera on our sister site www.motor-klassik.de.

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