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The King of Rock ‘n Roll’s private jet was recently sold at auction.

The 1962 Lockheed 1329 Jetstar was parked at the Roswell International Air Centre in New Mexico for almost 40 years.

Bidding started at $100,000 and eventually sold for $260,000 to an unnamed telephone bidder.

People reports that according to the auction site, Presley purchased the aircraft on 22 December 1976 for $840,000 and used it, as well as two other jets in his personal fleet, to cart his TCB band, backup groups, Col. Tom Parker and Memphis Mafia on tour to concerts and appearances across the country.

The exterior of the private jet has taken a beating due to it standing in the desert sun for almost 40 years. On the inside, it still seems in pretty good shape with a glimpse at what luxury private air travel looked like in the 1950s.

There are passenger seats that swivel and recline, as well as an original red velvet-covered couch. The interior also features wood panelling and gold-finish hardware.

The entertainment centre features a VCR and cassette player.

Image credit: Fortune

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