The Stutz Blackhawk 1971 that belonged to Elvis goes to auction


It may well be auctioned as one of the most iconic cars of Elvis Presley: The Stutz Blackhawk 1971. In perfect condition and with just over 50,000 kilometers, its value is estimated at 500,000 euros.

On January 8th it was 80 years since the birth of the ‘King of Rock’. 2015 is therefore a year that seems set for Elvis Presley and therefore it is no coincidence that right now one of the jewels of his garage is being flaunted. This is his Stutz Blackhawk 1971 and has been at the famous auction house of the stars, Julien, which makes it available for those collectors who can afford the luxury. Your price will be an estimated half a million dollars , which translated to euros will be about 474,000.

Elvis got it delivered on September 9th, 1971 at his mansion in Beverly Hills, this Stutz Blackhawk 71 is one of those dreams of super-exclusive wheels. Not surprisingly, that generation in particular, the first, there were only 26 units. In fact this was the second Blackhawk Presley had in less than a year. The first, acquired in late 1970, joined an advertising agreement that included the car at the LA Auto Show and Elvis posed for photos. Frank Sinatra, who also fell in love with this two-seater coupe, rejected the opportunity to ask for it, but Elvis accepted. A few months later, the King of Rock destroyed his Stutz Blackhawk when a car crashed into him in an accident . The brand offered to leave it like new, but Presley refused and bought a new one, this time in black. After the death of the musician, six years later, the Stutz Blackhawk ended up in the hands of his good friend, Dr. Elias Ghanem . One of the few who inherited one of many, and loved cars that Presley had.

Ghanem died in 2001 and now the Blackhawk goes to new owner after the auction, which will take place on 15th and 16th May at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York . Right now, and for a week, the Stutz Blackhawk Elvis is exhibited by Julien Auctions at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

About the Stutz Blackhawk 1971 …

The Stutz Elvis retains its original engine, the Rocket 455 Pontiac, with 7.4 litres and eight-cylinder 360 hp . The car is like new: only has 33,000 miles, ie about 53,000 kilometers. Find used cars for sale here.

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