5. Stutz Blackhawk
The early ’70s saw the re-birth of one of the most iconic American brands, the Stutz. They discontinued the company in the ’30s, but Jules Meyers, an investment banker, revived it. The ’70s Stutz models were coupes they built on a Pontiac Grand Prix base. Also, they fitted it with special, retro-inspired bodywork and numerous extra features.
Of course, Elvis was more than interested when he saw the car. In fact, Elvis owned four of them during his lifetime, although some sources say that he had five Stutz Blackhawks to his name.
4. De Tomaso Pantera
Elvis preferred luxury coupes and limousines, but he owned several sports cars. And, one of those was a yellow De Tomaso Pantera he got in the early ’70s. The car became famous because Elvis shot it several times since it refused to start and he got angry. The yellow Pantera is in a private collection today. They left the bullet holes intact as a testament to Elvis’s sometimes strange and erratic behavior.
3. Ferrari Dino 308 GT4
One of the cars visitors can see at Graceland is the black Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 Elvis purchased in 1975. The car was his first and only Ferrari, but he rarely used it. During his last years, due to his weight problem, Elvis preferred more comfortable, spacious models and personal luxury cars.
2. Cadillac Seville
The two-tone 1977 Cadillac Seville was the last Cadillac Elvis bought shortly before he died in 1977. At first, the Seville was a down-sized Cadillac. And, even though it was a Caddy, some buyers regarded it as not as good as those regular full-sized models from before. However, Elvis bought it and loved it, so it means the Seville is a true Cadillac from bumper to bumper.
1. Cadillac Miller-Meteor Traditional Hearse
The last Cadillac Elvis rode in was a 1977 Miller-Meteor Hearse, which they used in his funeral procession. The white hearse was at the front of the long motorcade of white Cadillacs, police bikes, and other vehicles. It was the appropriate way to say farewell to the King of Rock and Roll as well as one of the biggest car enthusiasts in popular culture.
These were 20 of the best cars the legendary Elvis Presley owned back in his heyday. Which one is your favorite? Be sure to view some of these cars the next time you visit the infamous Graceland.