Two of Elvis Presley's private jets are up for auction after spending three decades on display at the Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Lisa Marie, shown above, is a Convair 880 formerly operated by Delta Air Lines. The 880 was built to compete with the Boeing 707 and the Douglas DC-8 by being smaller and faster.
The ‘smaller, faster’ airliner concept did not catch on. Although the it was a good plane, only 65 Convair 880’s were built.
The last flight the Lisa Marie was when it transported Priscilla Presley and Elvis’s good friend George Hamilton from California to his funeral. The plane took them back to California after the funeral then returned to Memphis and was never flown again.
The Hound Dog2 is a Lockheed JetStar similar to the one in the photo below. The JetStar could accommodate ten passengers plus the crew. The Hound Dog2 was sometimes used by Elvis Presley’s manager Colonial Tom Parker to set up concert engagements.
Since the planes are not airworthy, they're really just celebrity memorabilia. They would need to be dismantled for a move of any distance.