Legendary rocker Elvis Presley was famous for doing it his way and that includes a custom-painted 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL sedan that will be on the auction block in Las Vegas next month.
The car, which will be offered by Barrett-Jackson, was purchased new by Presley and he owned it until his death in 1977. He had it painted Alpha Crystal Blue Metallic to match his 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600.
After the singer died, the car was placed in a museum and has been on display there for 40 years.
The 280SEL is powered by a 169.5cid 6-cylinder engine capable of making 180 horsepower and 193 pound-feet of torque. It is paired to a 3-speed automatic transmission.
As befitting of the King, the car has a lot of options, including power brakes, steering and windows. It also has air conditioning and a Becker Europa AM/FM radio with an 8-track player.
In addition to the Mercedes-Benz, the buyer will receive the car’s bills of sale, registration and other paperwork, in addition to a photo of the car in front of Presley’s home, Graceland.
To quote Presley, expect this car to drum up, “A little less conversation, a little more action” when the bidding opens.