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Elvis' 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III Returns Home to Graceland

By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
May 16, 2014
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Elvis' favorite car and the last automobile he drove in public has returned home to Graceland. After being preserved and showcased during the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair, officials helped return the 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III to its home at the Elvis Presley Car Museum. Fans can now see this car, along with over 20 other automobiles owned by Elvis, by planning your trip to Graceland!

Because the '73 Blackhawk enjoyed special status among Elvis fans, as well as being so beloved by the King of Rock ‘n' Roll himself, officials from Elvis Presley Enterprises decided to have the car undergo a special preservation process. The estate entrusted Pontiac collector and restorer Walt Hollifield to return the car to the condition it was in when Elvis last drove the Stutz on August 16, 1977.

On March 25, NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hendrick Motorsports helped unveil the recently preserved Stutz. The king's car was also the centerpiece display in the Nationwide Insurance Classic Car Showcase Pavilion at this year's Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair.

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