According to that old saying, money can't buy style. Yeah, well, if you've got enough money, who cares what old sayings say. Case in point: now you can buy two of Elvis Presley's personal jets. That dude had style. Take that, old-saying-sayers.
For just $10 million to $15 million, the “Lisa Marie” and “Hound Dog II” can bring you one step closer to living like The King without having to dye your hair or put on a weird jumpsuit. Both luxury private jets are on auction at Julien's Auctions in California right now.
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You won't actually be able to actually fly the show planes -- which Elvis bought in 1975 (two years before his death), and are currently parked at Graceland -- because they're no longer airworthy. But they're still pretty cool and luxurious. And their interiors have even more in common with grandma's living room than just being a shrine to Elvis: they're 100% covered in polyester, just like grandma's couch. It's so they don't wear out!
As well as having a swanky bedroom, the “Lisa Marie” comfortably seats 28. But it's the amenities that make the jet named after The King's daughter stand out: leather seats, 24-karat gold seat belts, a bar, meeting room, a gold sink in the bathroom, and a fancy video system hooked up to four TVs make it seem all futuristic -- if it were still 1975. Too bad Elvis couldn't get up off the toilet to see his airplane dream realized.
And the more modest, 10-seater “Hound Dog II” -- which Elvis bought during the refurbishment of the Lisa Marie -- rocks a tasteful green/yellow/blue decor, with more leather seats and tropical-looking curtains that scream Aloha From Hawaii.
Whoever buys the jets can also buy a few acres near Graceland to showcase the new possessions -- because you don't buy two jets that don't fly except to prove that you've got "F-you" money.
Julien’s Auctions will be accepting sealed bids from Elvis enthusiasts through Feb. 2. Until then, take a tour of the jets below.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.