GWS Auctions, Inc./ AP This undated photo offered by GWS Auctions, Inc. reveals a personal jet once owned by Elvis Presley, on a runway in New Mexico.
Monday, June 18, 2018|1:27 p.m.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– A private jet when owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly 4 years is back on the auction block.
The online auction site IronPlanet announced this week that the plane with red velour seats had returned the marketplace after its current owner purchased it last year for $430,000.
A previous auction house says Elvis developed the interior that has gold-tone woodwork, red velvet seats and red shag carpet. However the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has no engine and requires a repair of its cockpit.
The plane was owned by Elvis and his dad, Vernon Presley.
It has been independently owned for 36 years and resting on a tarmac in Roswell, New Mexico.
Lindsay Goldstein, a spokesperson for IronPlanet, said the jet is still grounded in Roswell and the existing owner “has not made any changes to this piece of history.”
Images of the plane also reveal the outside in need of repair and seats of the cockpit torn.
A previous owner challenged an auction home’s claim the king of rock ‘n’ roll designed its red velour interior.
Roy McKay told KOB-TV in Albuquerque (https://goo.gl/GpE3zV) he created the interior himself. McKay said that when he bought the jet, it had a two-toned gray interior and “sort of appeared like a coffin.”
However then-GWS Auctions Inc. spokesperson Carl Carter informed The Associated Press the auction home is confident Elvis created the interior, which pictures reveal has red velour seats and red shag carpet.
IronPlanet likewise is positive Elvis developed its red velvet interior, Goldstein said.
Federal Air travel Administration records show no interior modifications were ever made to the jet, Carter said.
IronPlanet is accepting online quotes for the aircraft until July 27.
Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on Jan. 8, 1935, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his moms and dads at age 13. He ended up being a leading figure in the new rockabilly scene by covering tunes initially performed by African-American artists like Big Mom Thornton (” Hound Dog”) and Arthur Crudup (” That’s All Right”).
His intriguing dancing and hit records turned him into among the 20th century’s most identifiable icons. Historians state his music likewise assisted usher in the fall of racial partition.
Elvis was 42 when he died on Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis.