Man found Elvis’ Cadillac DeVille that still had his modifications on

  • Brian Grams’ everyday car had a very famous first owner
  • The Cadillac Deville once belonged to Elvis Presley himself
  • He had it customized to suit his lifestyle, and Grams found it on Craigslist in perfect condition

Published on May 24, 2024 at 8:23 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on May 27, 2024 at 9:13 AM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

One man’s everyday runaround car is the very same car Elvis used to drive.

Incredibly, he found it on Craigslist for a fairly reasonable sum considering the previous owner.

The car is a station wagon-style Cadillac Deville, modified to suit The King’s lifestyle.

And if you thought that Cadillac didn’t make station wagons back then, you’re not wrong.

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Elvis was known for his eclectic and expensive taste in cars.

His fleet included the iconic BMW 507 and one of the strangest cars in existence, the Messerschmitt KR200.

The King of Rock and Roll also had a fleet of private jets, one of which has recently been converted into a functioning RV.

As soon as he saw the fourth-generation Cadillac DeVille roll off the production line, the singer had to have one.

Well, actually five.

He gave four away to friends and family and kept the fifth for himself, immediately sending it to the chop shop.

He paid $17,000 for his Cadillac in 1974 and an additional $10,000 for its modifications.

The Caddy was a four-door sedan, and Elvis needed more space to store his music equipment.

Coachbuilder American Sunroof Company added a wagon portion onto the car, rumored to be taken from a Chevrolet Capric.

Similarly, Shaq used a Ferrari to extend his Ferrari F355 Spider so that he could fit in it.

You can see the hump on the roof where the new roof was welded.

He was known to use it to transport his luggage and instruments to and from the airport.

The car now has a pink vinyl top with a pinstripe along its white body and is 5.8 m (19.3 feet) long.

After trading hands with a few collectors, it appeared in an inconspicuous advert on Craigslist.

The King’s name was only dropped at the end of the ad, as if that wasn’t a major selling point.

Brian Grams spotted the ad and, after double-checking the paperwork, paid $200,000 for it.

Now Grams uses this legendary car as his everyday vehicle.

That might sound like sacrilege to some, but considering Elvis owned over 200 cars in his lifetime, they can’t all be stuck behind museum glass.


Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.