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1:43 Greenlight Collectibles - ELVIS 1955 Blue Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 ELVIS with Black Roof - Item No. 86493 diecast model

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"Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine." - Elvis Presley Limited Edition diecast model from Greenlight Collectibles in 1:43 scale. Comes in fully sealed box.

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In the fifties, few things symbolized success and the American Dream more than a magnificent automobile. Elvis Presley's affinity for the Cadillac was real. His love affair with his 1955 Cadillac was well documented and his reputation for collecting cars well deserved. Though he owned and gave away many different kinds of cars to friends and to total strangers, this 1955 pink and white Cadillac Fleetwood is said to have been his favourite. It has become one of the ultimate icons of Elvis and the 1950s. It is arguably the most famous car in the world. Assembly was started by General Motors on May 20, 1955. When complete it was shipped directly to Memphis. And it was a beauty. The stretches of gleaming chrome were magnificent. From its wide whitewall tires through its eggcrate grille this car was a symbol of the fifties. Its .331 cu. in., 250hp, 8-cylinder engine made it not just a beautiful car, but a powerful one as well. And as a list of $4,342.32 it was a handsome price for its day. This was the 60 Special, the model that had a wheel base 4" larger than the standard sized coupes of Eldorados. Looking today every bit as enticing as the day it was made, it has about 79,000 miles on it. And while we can't account for every mile, some of the mileage is attributed to Elvis' generosity... as he gladly lent the car to family and staff whenever the need arose. Never one to settle for "plain vanilla" when there was a more glamorous option available, the 1955 Cadillac Elvis drove was loaded. It had some fanciful options, for the times. Many accessories that today we expect to be standard.

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