Mercedes Limousine Once Owned by Elvis Presley Sold in U.K.
A Mercedes-Benz limo once owned by the King of Rock and Roll sold recently in England for much less than the seller expected. Elvis Presley’s powder-blue 1970 Mercedes 600 Saloon Limousine sold for £80,700 or around U.S. $127,522. This Mercedes limo was one of two 600-class limousines Elvis owned and one of only a few that he had registered in his name. The limo sold in an auto auction organized by Bonhams at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey.
Bonhams bought the limo in 2005 from Robertson Motors Memphis and imported the limo to England against fierce opposition from the Elvis Presley Fan Club. They claimed the car was a national treasure and should not be allowed to leave the United States. Bonhams claims that Elvis bought the Mercedes sometime in 1969 when he was rebuilding his career after a period of disappointing recordings and movie appearances. Presley was reportedly very fond of Mercedes 600-class limousines, cherishing them almost as much as he did his beloved pink Cadillac. Bonhams claims the limo was lovingly restored and was bought by a buyer in Germany.
We love stories like this as it confirms that there are people out there who are as crazy about cars as we are. The fact that the King once owned this car is pretty cool, but the fact that it has been fully restored resonates strongly with us as we have many classic cars and limousines in our fleet that we have restored ourselves. While we love the late model cars and limos in our fleet, our classic and antique cars will always have a very special place in our hearts as “they just don’t make ‘em like that anymore.”
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