Elvis Presley’s Private Jets for Auction

This past weekend, it was announced that the late Elvis Presley’s two private aircrafts, the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II, are set to be auctioned by sealed bid. Even though both jets are not deemed air worthy, they are still expected to be auctioned between $10 to $15 million each, according to BBC.

The King of Rock bought the Lisa Marie, a Convair 880, in 1975 and spent about $300,00 remodeling it. Presley named the aircraft after his only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, who was born in 1968. The jet features a bathroom complete with gold adornments, a stereo system with fifty speakers, and a master suite with a full size bed. The tail also displays Presley’s trademark ‘TCB’ for ‘Taking Care of Business.’

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The Hound Dog II, a Lockheed Jetstar, was also bought by Presley in 1975. This jet transported Presley around the world while the Lisa Marie was being remodeled.

Both aircrafts have been on display at Graceland, a tourist hotspot, for past 30 years. Fans have had the opportunity to tour both jets. The buyer of both the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II has the option to purchase land next to the Graceland to display the aircrafts.

 

FIVE REASONS WHY PRIVATE AVIATION REMAINS A POWERFUL BUSINESS TOOL

A private jet is a strategic asset that when used can help ensure the efficiency and productivity of its passengers. It is a tool that allows business owners and their employees to meet more potential customers, stay closer to the critical customers they have, turn employee travel time into work time, and open new markets. When a tool like that can help increase the profitability of one’s business, you keep it handy. When is comes to business, there are five top reasons why flying privately continues to be a powerful asset in the work field:

  1. When using a private jet, partners can meet, plan and work while flying to their destination, not wasting any valuable time. The team can discuss proprietary information in a secure environment and without fear of eavesdropping or industrial espionage.
  2. Companies that need to reach multiple destinations in a single day rely on business aviation. This type of itinerary is often impossible to keep when you’re using other modes of transportation, most notably commercial aviation.
  3. Many private jets are equipped with satellite phones and internet connectivity, which allows employees to remain in communication with colleagues on the ground throughout the flight. This is critical for companies managing a rapidly-changing situation.
  4. Business aviation allows companies to safely transport tools and materials that cannot be carried aboard airlines, enabling them to solve urgent problems efficiently and quickly.
  5. Business aviation is a time multiplier, allowing key employees to do more, faster. A private plane boosts employee efficiency and productivity, maximizing every dollar spent on growing and maintaining one’s business.

 

From http://www.ryljets.com