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The Lavish Private Jet Elvis Named After Lisa Marie Presley
By BRITTANY ROSTON
Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, has died at the age of 54, according to multiple reports. The singer, who was recently seen during the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, was reportedly rushed to the hospital on January 12 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Elvis Presley, her father and subject of the new movie "Elvis," had leased and purchased a number of private planes during his illustrious career. One of these remains on display at Graceland, where visitors can see its special name emblazoned near the cockpit: Lisa Marie.
After scrapping his original plan to buy a Boeing 707 jetliner due to legal troubles its previous owner had gotten into, Elvis Presley paid $250,000 for a Convair 880 in 1975. He bestowed the jet with the name Lisa Marie after his daughter and soon had the interior stripped and rebuilt to his own specifications.
The modified jetliner could hold a maximum of 28 people, and was also nicknamed the “Hound Dog” and “Flying Graceland.” The jetliner sports a private bedroom, conference room, living room, seat belts plated with gold, sinks "flecked" with 24-karat gold, and there are even leather-covered tables surrounded by suede chairs.