In addition to being The King of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis Presley was a huge fan of cars. When it came time to haul his luggage and gear to the airport, he made sure the trip happened in style in a 1974 Cadillac station wagon conversion. Years later, the vehicle appeared for sale on Craigslist. This video highlights the current owner of the machine.
This Craigslist ad for Cadillac only mentions a connection to Elvis at the end of the listing. Brian, the current owner, immediately wanted to check if the claims were true. Sure enough, the seller had the original title indicating that Presley registered the car.
Cadillac once offered a wagon in 1974 from its factory. However, the buyer can purchase a donor vehicle and send it to the American Sunroof Company (ASC) to be converted into a plantation.
The base car is the Sedan de Ville. Unlike most four-door vehicles today, there is no B-pillar, so lowering all the windows creates a large opening on the sides which looks quite stylish. The wagon portion appears to have come from the Chevrolet Caprice estate as the vehicle has a missing tailgate and wraparound rear window from this era model.
The convertible also has a hump on the roof around the point where the wagon body was grafted onto the Cadillac sedan. There is a luggage rack too. Presley defined the pink vinyl roof and matching double stripes on the white body. He also installed his trademark TCB and lightning bolt on the driver’s door. This means “Mind Business”.
The running gear comes straight from the Sedan de Ville. That gives the car 472 cubic inches (7.7 liter V8) making 205 horsepower, according to Hagertyand a three-speed automatic.
It’s easy to see why a rig like this would appeal to The King. Cadillac wagons exude style, especially with their pink personalization, and have plenty of cargo space for hauling gear.