A 1960 Lincoln Mark V limousine was special ordered by Elvis Presley in the summer of 1959 while he was in the Army and stationed in Germany. The Lincoln division of Ford Motor Co. sent one of the first 1960 Lincolns, serial #32, to Hess and Eisenhardt to be customized for Elvis. Hess and Eisenhardt was the world famous company that built the Lincoln X-100 limousine in which President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
The Mark V limo has only 33,000 actual miles and is equipped with every available option including rear power privacy glass, and two separate units for front and rear air-conditioning.
Included with this sale is the complete documentation history starting with the manufacturer’s certificate of origin from Ford Motor Co. to Schilling Motors (the Lincoln dealer in Memphis, Tennessee), the power of attorney signed by Elvis authorizing the purchase of the car while he was in service, the bill of sale from Schilling Motors to Elvis, the application of title in Elvis’ name, the transfer of ownership after five years to Alan Fortas, who was a close friend of Elvis and an original member of the Memphis Mafia, and the Memphis title to the car, which has been in the same owner’s name for nearly 40 years. All this in addition to a photo taken at Graceland of Elvis with the car the day he returned home from service, as well as several other photos of the car while owned by the “King of Rock and Roll.”
This limo was known as one of Elvis’ favorite automobiles, and he was often seen driving the car in Memphis as well as in California while pursuing his movie career. He owned this car at the peak of his career, and this is the first time it has ever been advertised for sale. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of only a few early autos belonging to the “Entertainer of the Century.”