The King Of Rock ’n‘ Roll had good taste in music…and Cadillacs. A 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham classic car that once belonged to Elvis Presley is hitting the auction block through Car and Classic. It is quite a bargain, too.
Elvis Presley bought the 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham himself
This yellow 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham classic car was purchased by Elvis Presley himself back in the day. It is the only vehicle that Elvis registered in his name. This yellow Cadillac is available from Car and Classic, which has extensive documentation of the ownership and condition of the vehicle.
This Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 500 cubic inch V8 engine. Car and Classic says this is a “formidable machine from what many would consider to be the final glory days of Cadillac.” While that might be true, that isn’t why people want this bright yellow Caddy.
Documents included in the sale show that Elvis Presley himself bought the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham on Sept. 26, 1974, from Madison Cadillac. Cadillac employee A. E. Hooker is noted on the papers as well. It included five extra Vogue tires, a hood-mounted ‘Goddess’ ornament, and a sunroof. Elvis paid $12,512 for the decked-out sedan.
After driving it for a few years, Elvis Presley handed the Cadillac off to his doctor
After two years, the 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham was gifted to Presley’s personal doctor. Dr. G. Nichopoulos drove the vehicle around until 1985 when the current vendor sold it. The owner again sold it to someone else before landing with the other owner. The vehicle and current owner are in Sweden.
A copy of the original order form, signed by Presley, is included. The famous Elvis Presley Boulevard address is also on the bill of sale. The Cadillac also comes with photographs of its life at Graceland and photos with some of the more important people in Presley’s life a the time. The owner included a framed 14 karat gold key, too. Overall, Car and Classic packed this auction with details and history.
The interior shows its age, but this would make a great restoration project
The historically significant Cadillac has been around the block a few times, but it has not been restored at all. That means the interior could use some love. The steering wheel is cracked, and the vinyl interior is a bit worse for wear. The dashboard is in OK shape, and the gauges work. The original radio also works. Plus, it has air conditioning, electric seats, cruise control, and electric windows. Luxury!
The ridiculous velour seats are in good condition but could probably use a cleaning. Car and Classic says to view this vehicle as a bit of a project car. It isn’t currently running, but the vendor says that is just because it hasn’t been used. With a bit of love, it should be up and running in no time.
The bidding for Elvis Presley’s yellow 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham is currently open and only at $23,377 right now. Bidding ends on Jan. 15 in the afternoon, so get to bidding if you want this little slice of history.