The guy who bought Elvis’ jet at auction for six figures desperately wanted it to fly again.
However, for a number of reasons, this isn’t going to happen.
So he came up with a different plan.
After buying it at auction, James ‘Jimmy’ Web from Jimmy’s World managed to power it up for the first time in decades.
The 1962 Lockheed 1329 JetStar owned by one of history’s greatest rock stars spent four decades rotting away in the desert.
This, as you can imagine, took a heavy toll.
While the plane’s engines did start, Web’s enthusiasm was immediately curbed after an inspection revealed the insane cost of building the plane back to life.
It cost him roughly $230,000 to get Elvis’ jet to start again, but it’d cost nearly $6 million to make it usable again.
And it’d be a moot point anyway because, for regulatory reasons, the plane would never be legally allowed to fly again.
With that in mind, Web came up with a few different ideas, and eventually he decided his best bet would be to turn the jet into a luxury RV.
Check out this stunning RV in the video below:
And his plan is taking shape.
In his latest video, Web showed the progress they’re making with the jet.
They’re stripping it down, removing all unnecessary components.
After that, they’ll start working on the interior, turning this disused jet into a luxury RV.
The idea is to essentially figure out a way to ‘mount’ the jet’s body, including the fuselage, onto an RV chassis.
It’s going to take time, patience, and of course money, but we’re confident the end result will be spectacular.