1972 Cadillac Station Wagon

ELVIS2001: MR. GROB IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN TELL ME ABOUT THE CADILLAC STATION WAGON?

DICK GROB : If my memory serves me right, and at my age that can be called into
question, the only Cad station Wagon that Elvis owned was one he bought and
gave to the Col.  I am not sure just how long he owned it before he gave it
to the Col.  That car has been restored and is now in Vegas owned by a
private person.  Jim Mydlach who you met here drove it many times taking the
Col from Vegas to Palm Springs to Los Angeles and back again to Vegas.  That
was the circuit that was made weekly.

ELVIS2001:JIM DO YOU REMEMBER THE CAD STATION WAGON?

Jim Mydlach :

Hi Joe,
The only station wagon I remember was the one Elvis gave to the Colonel. I drove that one quite a bit between Palm Springs, Las Vegas and LA. Hope all is well with you.
Jim Mydlach

 

 

 

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Pictured here is truly one of a kind Cadillac with a one of a kind history.   In 1972 the American Sunroof Company made two custom station wagons from Cadillac Fleetwood sedans.   One was built for famous crooner Dean Martin and the other was built for the King himself - Elvis Presley.   American Sunroof Company was actually a coachbuilder that built unique cars in Detroit.   Only a handful of Cadillac Station Wagons were ever built in the late 60's and early 70's either out of Eldorados or Fleetwood sedans and this is one of two built in 1972.    
 
As the story goes this vehicle was delivered to the King in Palm Springs California and used by him around town.  It then stayed at Colonel Parker's House In Las Vegas and Elvis used it to cart friends around Vegas in between shows.   The car stayed in Vegas until 1976 when it was sent back to Graceland where it remained until 1981.   After the King's death when Graceland was in need of cash in the 90's, this unique vehicle was one of Elvis's possessions auctioned off at the Flamingo Hilton in Vegas.    
 
The car shows just over 70K miles and the title states Elvis Presley Museum.   Additional material that came with the car includes a certificate from the auction, a letter from the President of Graceland and an Insurance Policy Application from 1972 for the car signed by Elvis and Vernon Presley (dad). 

this car is now part of the Ken Lucci Auto Collection of Belleair Florida. 

www.kenscaddys.com.