Since the release of Elvis in Australia, the rocker has sparked a new interest in American classic cars.
Elvis has recently been in the news for the new film Elvis which premiered in Australia to the excitement of eager audience members. While many Americans have yet to see the movie, the Aussies apparently had a great time. This is backed up by the fact that the rockstar's name has been brought to the center of nearly every conversation in the nation. Whether the movie lives up to its hefty reputation or not, the man himself has become a bit of an icon in the car community. That's right, this legendary musician is known for much more than just strutting his stuff and singing while performing karate. Here's one example of the recent development in the Elvis automotive story we should all be paying attention to.
After the previous release, the value of Elvis's famed classic car collection apparently shot up significantly. This was the case with one 1959 Cadillac Coupe Deville, which could be called one of Elivs's favorite models. Sky News Australia says that " automotive industry workers are reporting that the film has led to a renewed interest in classic cars." Just like how Smokey And The Bandit and The Vanishing Point helped turn their respective hero cars into cultural icons. The '59 Cadillac was known worldwide for being Elvis's car, but now it may bear a reputation synonymous with the rock and roll lifestyle made famous by the king.
This car is being sold by a mechanic passionate about historic classic automobiles with style and speed. Across the body, you'll notice a bright purple paint color which combines with the lowered ride height and exterior design to stir up images of a low-rider from the 1950s. You can also see a signature on the driver's side fin, but it's difficult to see whose name graces the car. Either way, this is one of 48 classic cars up for auction, which should all benefit from the recently revived interest in vintage cars. This new excitement may bring forth some of the world's most valuable classics, and we were excited to see how the movie will affect American audiences later this month.