It could do with a lick of paint and you probably wouldn’t get very far in it but this private jet is still worth having for one very good reason: it once belonged to Elvis Presley. And now it could be yours.
The plane, a 1962 Lockheed JetStar, has been listed on Dubizzle, the UAE's largest online classifieds site, with a starting price of Dh375,000.
For more than 30 years, the disintegrating jet, which was bought in 1976 by Elvis and his father Vernon Presley, sat on a runway in Roswell, New Mexico. It became a popular tourist attraction, with fans flocking to see the red velvet seats and gold-plated fittings, rumoured to be designed by Elvis himself.
However, this is the second time in two years that the jet, one of three owned by the singer, has been put up for sale. The current owner, who listed the jet on Dubizzle, paid US$430,00 (AED 1,579,476) for it in May last year, although it is understood that they have not made any changes to the jet. According to the listing, the jet is missing – don't be alarmed – both an engine and cockpit components.
A recent article about the jet, published in the magazine Robb Report, stated: “It’s not clear what one would do with the plane […] It would have to be disassembled and transported somewhere, although it could potentially fetch millions if it was fully restored.”
There are still 32 days to go until the sale closes. So... are you tempted?