Elvis Presley's tour bus makes $268,000

Elvis Presley's tour bus was among the headline lots of a music memorabilia sale at Julien's, with a final bid of $268,000.

The auction took place at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York on May 16.

Elvis tour bus
Elvis bought the tour bus for his backing band

Elvis bought the bus in 1976, the year before his untimely death. It's emblazoned with the letters TCB, which stand for Taking Care of Business (Elvis' personal maxim), and was used to transport his backing band the Stamps.

The auction house states the band "were led by Elvis' mentor and dear friend J.D. Sumner…

"Sumner's daughter recounts how her father was moved to tears by Elvis' offer to buy him a new tour bus and how not long after the bus was purchased Elvis took it out for a joy ride and had to pull off the road into a field in order to get the bus turned around and headed back home to Graceland."

The lot was part of a huge collection of Elvis memorabilia offered, which included a copy of his 1972 record Love Me Tender inscribed to his mother Gladys. It sold for $125,000.

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A Maton electric guitar borrowed by the Beatles' George Harrison in 1963, while his own guitar was being repaired, also sold well - realising $500,000.

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