If you're an Elvis fan, then driving through the gates of Graceland to see the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum should definitely be on your bucket list. In this facility, not only will you be able to pick up some awesome Elvis memorabilia at the gift shop, you'll also get to see where The King of Rock 'n' Roll lived, and most importantly, what he drove.
What's the Deal With the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum?
The car museum is located on Elvis Presley Blvd., near the famous Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, and it's home to over 20 vehicles that "The King" had in his personal classic car collection. Among them you'll find Elvis' Pink Cadillac, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, a Stutz Blackhawk, a collection of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and even the red MG featured in Blue Hawaii.
The Presley Motors Automobile Museum has been open since 1989, and for its 25th anniversary, they released some rare photos to the fans from the opening day, which now has been over 30 years ago. Setting up a guided tour of the entertainment complex is guaranteed to leave you drooling over all of the history you come across. What would be even better is if you can make it while they are doing their annual Elvis Week, which is typically held in early August.
Some fans even find themselves getting a little too worked up. Originally, there was a decorative car outside of the building, and it was displayed with a flashy pink paint job. Now, even though Elvis had never owned this particular car, fans mistook it as the famous Pink Cadillac and flooded Graceland with tons of angry letters. Even though the fans were mistaken, the staff decided to paint the car blue instead to avoid any similar issues in the future.
For all the car people out there, this is something you have to check out. It's arguably one of the most legendary auto museums in the entire United States. With Elvis being such a car enthusiast, he has a wide variety of vehicles displayed, ranging from unique cars all the way up to high-end vehicles like his Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Mercedes Benz 280 SL Roadster. No one rolled around the streets with quite as much style as Elvis. He certainly had a good taste in vehicles.
Elvis Presley's Graceland is the only place to go if you want to experience his true legacy. Check out Graceland.com to see photos or plan your visit, and I promise you won't be disappointed.
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This post was originally published on September 16, 2020.