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presley31
03-26-2008, 11:52 AM
Elvis Presley's Convair 880 - #4 in Top Ten list.

Although he owned other aircraft, Elvis bought his own personal jet airliner, a former Delta Air Lines Convair CV.880, in 1975 for the then-substantial sum of $250,000. He named it "Lisa Marie" after his daughter. Presley had the interior of the Convair 880 customized with 28 seats instead of the 110 seats with which the type was usually fitted in airline service.

He also had the tail of the now-preserved jet painted with his personal "TCB" logo, which stands for "Takin' Care of Business." By the end of 2005, "Lisa Marie" was one of only nine CV.880s that remained, out of 65 originally built.


Top 10 Aircraft of the Rich and Famous:

http://www.aviation.com/firstclass/top10-rich-famous-1.html


2008/03/26 www.aviation.com / www.epgold.com

MissyM
03-26-2008, 12:36 PM
Cool info!

Lisarose
03-26-2008, 01:49 PM
Glad to know that after all these years with the Rich & Famous what they are, Elvis' plane is in the Top 10!

I've heard that Elvis was the first entertainer to own his own jet, but I also read that at one time Frank Sinatra loaned Elvis & his entourage his jet. What's the story on this? I'm curious!

And the Lisa Marie was gorgeous! I took the planes tour when I did the Graceland tour!

SweetCaroline
03-26-2008, 02:09 PM
Doesn't Travolta also have is own plane? I was sort of expecting :hmm: to see it on the list.

Tommy
03-26-2008, 02:29 PM
Doesn't Travolta also have is own plane? I was sort of expecting :hmm: to see it on the list.

Yes, John Travolta has many planes.