Lockheed JetStar once owned by Elvis Presley parked on overgrown airport ramp in the New Mexico desert
While one of the Lockheed JetStars formerly owned by Elvis Presley has been restored and is part of the late star's museum collection in Memphis, Tennessee, another has been languishing in the New Mexico desert for the past several decades and is once again up for auction. (Photo: Mecum Auctions)

Elvis's Jet Hits the Auction Block Again

Included are the aircraft security agreement document signed by Presley and a copy of the Jetstar’s 1976 bill of sale showing its $840,000 purchase price.

If you have ever wanted to own one of the jets formerly owned by the late Elvis Presley, you will once again get your opportunity.

While two of the five aircraft Presley reportedly owned, a Convair 880 and a 1960 Lockheed JetStar, have been restored and are on display at the Graceland mansion and museum in Memphis, Tennesee, a second JetStar of 1962 vintage that the “King of Rock and Roll” purchased in 1976, just a year before his death, is once again on the auction block.

According to transportation specialist Mecum Auctions, which will feature the aircraft in its Kissimmee, Florida auction starting on January 4, the JetStar—which has lost its engines along with some of the cockpit instrumentation—has been parked in the New Mexico desert at the Roswell International Air Center for the past several decades. While none of the missing parts will be replaced, the auction does include documentation such as a copy of the aircraft security agreement document signed by Elvis Presley, a copy of the aircraft bill of sale showing its 1976 purchase price of $840,000 and official Federal Aviation Administration Blue Ribbon documents.

The aircraft’s cabin is furnished with custom red velvet upholstery and gold-finished hardware and features the latest technology of the time, including a microwave oven, television, and a then-cutting-edge VCR player.