MEMPHIS, Tenn.. (AP) — Elvis Presley’s Cadillac station wagon, Steve
McQueen’s old truck and prescription sunglasses worn by John Lennon
are among hundreds of items once owned by celebrities that are on the
schedule to be auctioned in California next month.
The Mecum Auction Company said Wednesday it will be displaying and
auctioning about 2,000 pieces of celebrity-related memorabilia in Santa
Monica, Calif. on July 26-27.
Mecum, which specializes in the sale of collector cars, says one of the
auction’s highlights will be Elvis’ 1972 Cadillac Custom Estate Wagon,
"The King of Rock n’ Roll" owned from 1972 until his death in 1977,
according to Mecum’s Web site.
The car was kept in the Las Vegas home of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’
manager, and then at the Las Vegas Hilton. It was later sent to Graceland,
Elvis’ longtime Memphis home, before the car was auctioned off with other
Elvis possessions in 1999, according to Mecum.
Elvis’ Cadillac is among several vehicles being auctioned, including a 1969
Chevrolet C/10 Baja race truck and two motorcycles owned by McQueen,
a motorcycle owned by Dennis Hopper, and cars that belonged to Frank
Sinatra, Ringo Starr and Bette Davis.
Other Elvis-related items included in the auction are his Army induction
and discharge papers and rare photos.