CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois’ Volo Auto Museum has a new addition for its “Cars of the Rich and Famous,” collection.
“We’ve been looking for the right Elvis car to add to our collection,” Volo director Brian Grams said.READ MORE: Celebrating Black History Makers: Sydney Barber Is First Black Female Brigade Commander At U.S. Naval Academy
He stumbled across Elvis Presley’s custom-made pink and white Cadillac station wagon while doing a Google search that led him to a classified ad.
“I clicked on it and as I’m reading the description, it was Elvis’ car,” he said. “Cadillac never made a station wagon. He bought a four-door sedan and had it customized into a station wagon.”READ MORE: Trouble Accessing 1099-G Tax Forms For Unemployment Benefits Online? A Tech Expert Has A Possible Fix
The King of Rock n Roll used it to haul musical equipment between Graceland and the airport. Grams said this was the forgotten Elvis Caddy.
“It was sold back in 1977, three months after he passed away, for $50,000 — which was about a quarter of a million dollars in today’s money. It pretty much disappeared after that, went into a private collection,” he said.MORE NEWS: CBS 2 Exclusive: Now In New Home, West Side Mom Says She Never Left Kids Alone Or Without, Says People Don't Know Her Real Struggle
One week from today, it will go on public display, part of the Volo Museum’s collection of cars owned by the rich and famous.