Ride Fit for a King
The second-prototype Stutz Blackhawk was the first ever sold, and the first of four Blackhawks Elvis bought before his death. Rumor has it he got into a bidding war with another iconic singer and avid car collector—Frank Sinatra. Elvis ultimately won out by agreeing to do a promotional appearance with the car—and shelling out $26,500 bucks! The King’s first Stutz was wrecked just a few months after he bought it but not before the king of customizers George Barris did a few modifications, including installing a mobile phone in it. The wreckage was mothballed for years among Elvis’s possessions, but sometime after his death, it was hauled out and restored; it now sits on display at Graceland next to Elvis’s final Blackhawk: a ’73.