Cadillacs that Elvis gave away

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During Elvis's courtship to Priscilla, (apart from various other cars) he gave her a black Cadillac Eldorado.

Ed Parker, Elvis's karate instructor received a Cadillac as a gift from Elvis.

In 1965 Elvis gave Sonny West a 1963 Cadillac, who later received a 1967 Cadillac Eldorado.

At Christmas time 1965 Elvis gave his friend Marty Lacker a white 1960 Cadillac.

Whilst in LA in 1966 Elvis bought a black Cadillac convertible for bodyguard Sonny West. He also bought himself a black Cadillac convertible, a black Eldorado convertible for bodyguard Red West, and a white Cadillac convertible each for friends Alan Fortas, Jerry Schilling and Richard Davis his valet. Larry Geller, Elvis's hair stylist was the recipient of a black convertible. Marty Lacker received a Cadillac sedan and right hand man Joe Esposito a maroon Cadillac convertible.

On December 15th 1966 Elvis presented his friend George Klein a yellow 1967 Cadillac convertible.

During the filming of Easy Come Easy Go in 1967, Elvis bought actor Pat Harrington a maroon Cadillac.

At Xmas time 1967, Elvis bought his wife Priscilla a Cadillac Fleetwood limousine (presumably a 1968 model). He also bought his friend George Klein a brand new 1968 Cadillac.

In July 1973 Elvis spent $200,000 on 29 cars in a week and a half, many of them Cadillacs. Sonny West received a 1973 Eldorado black on black Eldorado.

1973 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe
Elvis's Tae Kwon Do instructor, Kang Rhee was the recipient of the 1973 triple white Eldorado coupe pictured, which had a plaque on the dash that read "To Master Kang Rhee from Elvis Presley." The lady with Kang Rhee's Cadillac is well known DJ Jackie Owens.

Elvis Presley and Kang Rhee

In 1978, the Cadillac was displayed at the Heber Jones Cadillac in Middletown, OH.

Heber Jones Cadillac. Courtesy of Stephen Shutts

The Cadillac is now displayed at the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection).

National Automobile Museum. Courtesy of RV for 5

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