Elvis' 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III Returns Home to Graceland
May 16, 2014 - 9:35:40 PM
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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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Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
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