Elvis Presley's Rolls-Royce Phantom V auctions 32% over estimate

A 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V touring limousine, formerly owned by Elvis Presley, made $396,000 at Bonhams' August 15 Quail Lodge auction, up 32% on a $300,000 high estimate.

Rolls Royce Phantom Elvis
Elvis bought the Rolls-Royce Phantom V new in 1963

The coachwork was created by James Young Coachbuilders of London. Elvis requested a number of modifications, including a Blaupunkt Koln radio, air conditioning and a bar.

The sale took place as part of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. Mecum's Monterey auction saw a Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet sell for $2.2m.

A selection of Elvis memorabilia crossed the block in an auction at Graceland on August 14.

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