Elvis Presley’s aircrafts are for sale. This week the broker website Controller offered for purchase the Convair 880 – N880EP “Lisa Marie” and the Lockheed Jetstar 6 N777EP Hound Dog II.
The CV-880 and Jetstar have been fixtures in Memphis since 1985, greeting tourists as they park at and enter Graceland’s visitor center across the street from Elvis’ former home. But to many aviation enthusiasts, the aircraft are special not only because they once belonged to the famous music star, but the CV-880 is one of three known to exist in the world today and the only one on display to the public. While long-term plans for the aircraft aren’t known, Elvis fans and aviation enthusiasts around the world will no doubt be watching closely.
The owner of the aircraft, K. G. Coker bought the Jets in 1977 after the death of the king of rock. Coker kept an agreement with Elvis Presley Entertainment stating that a percentage of the profits of visitors will correspond to it. The contract between the two parties ends next year and not having reached an agreement the owner decided to get rid of the planes.