Elvis Presley’s Cadillac goes to auction

The six-metre sedan was first owned by The King, and then the doctor who killed him.

A 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham once owned by Elvis Presley has been listed for sale.

The 5936mm-long ‘yacht-like’ sedan – which ‘The King’ bought new for $US12,512 in 1974 – was driven for a year before being gifted to the infamous Doctor George Nichopoulos.

‘Dr Nick’ – as the practitioner was popularly known – would later go down in folklore for overprescribing the opiates which would ultimately lead to the superstar’s demise.

Featuring a custom-ordered sunroof, bonnet-mounted ‘Goddess’ ornament, and ‘1-ELVIS’ plates, the five-seater is finished in Bombay Yellow.

Images published with the listing reveal a tattered interior, cracked plastic trim, light surface rust, and peeling paint – not significant faults for a car 50 years old, but far from pristine.

An 8.2-litre V8 petrol engine sends 141kW/488Nm to the rear wheels via a three-speed automatic transmission.

This allows the 2378kg behemoth to accelerate from 0-100km/h in a leisurely 13.8 seconds, on the way to a top speed of approximately 180km/h.

Elvis Presley was a Cadillac fanatic, and bought almost 250 limousines from the General Motors-owned luxury car maker during his lifetime.

The most famous – a bright pink 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood – is now on permanent display at the Graceland museum, in Memphis, Tennessee.

The car for sale is now located in Sweden, and bidding opened on 8 January 2022 – Elvis’ birthday.

At the time of publishing, the highest bid sits at €12,000 ($AU19,000).

This story will be updated with the final sale price and further information when the hammer falls on 23 January. You can follow the auction live by clicking here.

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