This beautiful car was recently unearthed at a record setting auction in Oklahoma.
“The Falbo Collection” Corvettes were hotly contested.
Tom Falbo has been a renowned Corvette aficionado and classic car collector for decades.
The auction raised over four million in his sales alone.
The beautiful 1956 pink Cadillac De Ville comes from the Falbo Collection.
On the dash of the car was a brass plate with a cloisonné Cadillac emblem with “Custom Built for Elvis Presley“ engraved in it.
Though vandalized on the date of sale, the plaque was recorded and can be seen in the attached photo.
Falbo purchased the Cadillac from the Grady Whitlock Collection in Oak Hill, WV in 2011.
Grady was a businessman with an interest in about
everything. He owned a few car dealerships and had over 300 collector cars. Falbo found multiple original period photos of “The King” himself, along with a Memphis Tennessee driver’s license issued to Elvis A Presley in 1975. Is this one of many Elvis pink Cadillac’s?
The evidence seems pretty compelling. GM records haven’t been secured to support or deny the claim but, the photos and their jacket are indeed very old. It is hard to imagine this much effort came from the previous owner since he had no intention of selling this car before he passed away.
Only having the history of this vehicle this far back, could it possibly be that somewhere in the past this vehicle was actually tied to “The King of Rock and Roll”? Historian and personal friend Jimmy Velvet has heard of this car, but hasn’t done comprehensive research on the car.
Lucky Collector Car Auction is pleased to offer this car which has been recently serviced. Fully documented Elvis cars sell for hundreds of thousands to even a cool million. This car could be an incredibly valuable asset with additional research and documentation. We were excited to find a possible link directly related to Elvis with this documentation.
It is definitely a piece of history, having been claimed by two nationally renowned collectors, this car would be the perfect grab for an enthusiast.