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Man fixing Elvis Presley’s private jet to drive on road fires it up for first time

He couldn't help 'Falling In Love' with the project.
  • He bought Elvis Presley’s private jet for $234,000 at an auction in Roswell, New Mexico,  US
  • It would have cost him an estimated $5.7 million to make it road worthy so he gave up and came up with a different plan
  • But his reaction when he turns the key in the ignition is simply priceless

Published on Mar 5, 2024 at 8:40PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Mar 13, 2024 at 1:30PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis

The man fixing the private jet that once belonged to Elvis Presley is finally firing it up.

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 on the private jet.

READ MORE! The individual tales of every aircraft in Elvis Presley’s private jet fleet

He bought the private jet of the late and great Elvis Presley for $234,000 at an auction in Roswell, New Mexico, US.

But after the 1962 Lockheed 1329 JetStar spent four decades rotting away in the desert, it turned out that it would never fly again.

Even with a six-figure investment, he still wouldn’t be able to fly the jet due to safety regulations.

With that in mind he came up with a new plan – to transform it into a luxury RV.

However, even this won’t come cheap.

In fact, Jimmy of Jimmy’s World YouTube channel is spending a massive $5.7 million on renovations to get it on the road.

Jimmy has been documenting progress through his YouTube channel to his 452K followers.

Including turning the power on for the first time in 40 years.

He expresses concerns that the cost exceeds the value of his house.

While he’s faced challenges during the process, including removing the steering column and brake pedals.

However, he has been able to make progress on the complex and archaic wiring and electrical system.

Then came the moment of truth.

“If I did my math correct this thing should turn on when I turn the key,” he says, hopefully.

And as relays, beeping and clicking start, he realizes the gas gauge is in working order.

As he turns the key the engine roars and he whoops and throws his arms in the air.

“RPMs are working, oil’s working…nothing else is working,” he says.

But as he presses on the pas pedal the engine revs reassuringly in response.

“Super duper gang!” he says as he embarks on a brief victory dance.

We can’t wait to see it in action.

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