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Man who bought Elvis Presley’s abandoned private jet shows first steps of turning it into an RV

It's going to take time, money and patience - but it's looking good.
  • Elvis Presley’s jet spent four decades rotting away in the desert
  • It would take around $6 million to fix it
  • For this reason, the buyer is working on this jet to turn it into a luxury RV

Published on May 6, 2024 at 7:00PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on May 10, 2024 at 6:04PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

The guy who bought the abandoned private jet of Elvis Presley at auction for six figures desperately wanted it to fly again – but now he’s turning it into a luxury RV.

For a number of reasons, getting it airborne isn’t going to happen.

So he came up with a different plan.

READ MORE! Man who bought Elvis Presley’s private jet tries to power it up for first time in 40 years

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.

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