• Bonhams puts Elvis Presley’s 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 up for auction

Say what you want about Elvis Presley, but the King of Rock and Roll sure knows how to roll around in grand style.

Years after his untimely death, Bonhams has decided to put one of Elvis’ vintage classics up for auction at the year-end sale of Important Motor Car and Fine Automobilia. This particular one, a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB limousine, is especially important because it’s one of only a few cars that were registered in Elvis Presley’s name.

The collector’s Benz, which comes with a powder blue finish and a cream leather interior, will be the highlight piece of the auction that’s scheduled for December 6 in Surrey, UK. How it ended up there on the other side of the Atlantic is anyone’s guess. But what’s important is that this car is a true one-of-a-kind that was once ridden by one of the most iconic figures in the 20th century.

So, if you’re a big fan of the King of Rock and Roll – not to mention that you have tons of money to spare – you can make a serious bid for this 1970 Merc 600 SWB limousine. In the event that you really are planning to bid on this car, you might want to bring with you around $300,000, which is the expected price tag the car is expected to fetch.

UPDATED 12/14/10: We’ve just gotten word that The King’s 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 was officially scooped up by a German buyer at Mercedes-Benz World near Weybridge, Surrey, U.K. for a price of $187,390 including the buyer’s premium. It’s way short than what the expected price tag was but still, $187,390 for a car that was once ridden by Elvis Presley himself? Not a bad deal if you ask us.


Source: Jameslist

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  (276) posted on 10.21.2011

I think $187,390 is pretty cheap for a car once owned by the King of Rock and Roll. But whoever the owner is, he’s lucky because I am sure he is an ultimate fan of Presly to buy an old car like this.

  (344) posted on 10.5.2010

Wow, some pretty big money for cars is still changing hands. So much for recession, for the rich that is.

  (1211) posted on 09.19.2010

I’m assuming if these guys can afford Aston Martins then I’m sure together they could easily afford to buy some land

  (743) posted on 09.15.2010

Expect most of Elvis Presley’s fans to join that auction. Sure thing they want to own and ride on their late idol’s car.

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