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Elvis Presleys 1955 Fleetwood 'Pink' Cadillac S60 1/24 Authentic Die-Cast Model

By Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
December 5, 2012 - 10:53:36 PM

This die-cast limited edition 1/24 Authentic Die-Cast Model of Elvis Presleys 1955 Fleetwood 'Pink' Cadillac S60 car was designed and built from the beginning to be authentic in every way, correctly showing the exact look, flair and features Elvis personally wanted and had customized in the original car. Features an all metal chassis giving you the weight, quality and feel you'd expect from a die-cast car carrying the Elvis Presley brand. Elvis' all time favorite car with his fans as well as himself.

This is the car Elvis became famous in painting it pink and driving his supporting band members and himself to performances as well as lovingly naming the car 'Glady's' in honor of his Mom whom he truly admired and worshiped. Motorcity Classics is proud to offer 'Elvis Motorcity Classics'…a new, high quality, very detailed 1:24 scale fine diecast model replica of Elvis' 1955 Fleetwood 'Pink' Cadillac S60.

'Elvis Motorcity Classics' 1/24 scale diecast metal features include:

Note! Perfectly matched 'pink' color Elvis personally selected
Note! Authentic front grill detail
Note! Dual radiators for the custom air conditioning feature Elvis had installed
Note! 'EP' custom graphics in the floor mats
Note! Authentic designed and detailed custom white leatherseats and interior
Note! All metal chassis with suspension
Note! Turning steering wheel
Note! Rubber tires
Note! Cadillac's powerful V8 engine
Note! Trunk with spare tire
Note! Opening doors, front hood and rear trunk
Note! Size of Box : 24cm x 14cm x 11cm [9.5" x 5.5" x 10.5"]
Note! Weight : 1.2 kg [2+ pounds]

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This 'Elvis Motor Classics' die-cast car was designed and built from the beginning to be authentic in every way, correctly showing the exact look, flair and features Elvis personally wanted and had customized in the original car. 'Elvis Motorcity Classics' die-cast car features an all metal chassis giving you the weight, quality and feel you'd expect from a die-cast car carrying the Elvis Presley brand. Each 'Elvis Motorcity Classics' die-cast car comes with a 'Certificate of Authenticity' signed by Angie Marchese, Head of EPE Archives…assuring its tremendous quality and correct detail of its unique features.

Elvis' Pink Cadillac Story

Elvis' Pink Cadillac is probably one of the most iconic, style setting, sung about in popular culture and then copied real cars in North America, and the wider world where Elvis Presley's music was popular.
The 1955 manufactured Series 60 car is now preserved in the Graceland museum, in Memphis, Tennessee.

History

In early 1955, Elvis bought his first Cadillac, a 1954 model, which had been re-sprayed pink. The car provided transport for Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys, but after the failure of a brake lining, was destroyed in a roadside fire between Hope and Texarkana, Arkansas, on Elvis Presley Photos June 5, 1955. On July 5, 1955, Elvis purchased a new Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 in blue with a black roof. Having mentioned a Pink Cadillac in the song Baby, Let's Play House, the first song recorded by Elvis to appear on a national chart which made #5 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in July 1955; Elvis had the car repainted by Art, a neighbour on Lamar Street. Art designed a customised pink colour for Elvis which he named 'Elvis Rose', but the car kept its black roof. Once the car was finished Elvis gave it to his mother Gladys as a gift. Mrs. Gladys Presley never had a driver's license, and Elvis drove the car with the members of his band for most of 1955–1956.

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Pink Cadillacs in popular culture

While no manufacturer of the time offered pink as a standard color, after the public attention to Elvis' car many individual car owners in the 1950s began to paint their cars various shades of pink.

Although the original car was a four door sedan, the more replicated version in popular culture is a pink 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, which have been sold as miniature replicas by many companies including Franklin Mint, and featured in songs and videos about the pink Cadillac. Pink Cadillacs have also been the automobiles of recognition for their top sales people by Mary Kay Cosmetics. Elvis' Pink Cadillac was the inspiration for Robert Dunn's musical novel Pink Cadillac (2002). In the novel Elvis makes a cameo appearance, giving the heroine, Daisy Holliday, one of his pink Cadillacs as a gift after she helps him get it running. Elvis' Pink Cadillac was featured in the CBS miniseries Elvis, where it shows him first buying the car for his mother

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