The purchase of two jets in 1975 is the result of this spiral into hyper-activity. He is threatened by fatigue, and his frequent nocturnal trips should be as comfortable as his Graceland estate. The Lisa Marie, named from his only daughter, will be his Flying Graceland in his own words.
Elvis defines all the furnishings and colors of this airplane, which includes his personal bedroom, a dormitory, a bathroom, a conference room.
The other plane, named Hound Dog II, is used as a spare and also for the travels of his business partners.
The two jets are used for the last time at the funeral of Elvis in 1977. Having become a time capsule of the jet set of that time, they were displayed to the public at Graceland from 1984 through a joint venture with its owners that expires in 2015.
They will be for sale as one lot by Julien's in a process of sealed bid auction that will close on February 2 and are described in the release of the auction house.
Julien's announced to Reuters an estimate between $ 10M and 15M. The winning bidder will be invited to acquire a few acres adjacent to Graceland for keeping these two extraordinary Elvis memorabilia accessible by fans and tourists.
I invite you to play the video shared by Darren Julien on YouTube: