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Gliderman8
06-26-2018, 04:20 PM
I'm sure one of our members could get <THIS> (https://eu.ironplanet.com/for-sale/Aircraft-1962-Lockheed-Jetstar-1329-Jet-Elvis-Presley-Previous-Owner-New-Mexico/1477613?h=5000%2Cc%7C1220%2Csm%7C0%2Cms%7CM%2Cmf%7 C1&rr=0.5&hitprm=&pnLink=yes&iprefoh=www.ironplanet.com) back "on the road" so to speak.
Only one famous owner :rolleye:

Note to Tom..... Forget the sedan and consider this.

Boink
06-26-2018, 04:58 PM
Gold-plated accents! :wink-new:

Maybe someone will want it for a "tiny house."

NutmegCT
06-26-2018, 04:58 PM
Much too modern for me. I never cared for red velvet seats anyway, and the 50 year old fried peanut-butter and banana sandwiches in the galley might be a bit rank.

I'd prefer ...

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The 1949 Ercoupe!

Basil
06-26-2018, 07:34 PM
Much too modern for me. I never cared for red velvet seats anyway, and the 50 year old fried peanut-butter and banana sandwiches in the galley might be a bit rank.



The 1949 Ercoupe!

Some people just have no taste!

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Popeye
06-27-2018, 01:12 PM
Some people just have no taste!



If you ingest enough special mushrooms, it looks really groooooovy...

pdplot
06-27-2018, 01:13 PM
Texas Cat House decor.

Gliderman8
06-27-2018, 01:15 PM
Texas Cat House decor.
And just how do you know that? :devilgrin:

Boink
06-27-2018, 03:22 PM
No rose-colored glasses required!

NutmegCT
06-28-2018, 06:53 AM
And just how do you know that? :devilgrin:

I was born in Texas ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3uX58tQ7mQ

JPSmit
06-28-2018, 08:47 AM
I was born in Texas ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3uX58tQ7mQ

there?

Mickey Richaud
06-28-2018, 09:01 AM
there?

Time to "Dance a Little Sidestep", Tom!


https://youtu.be/Emc1M5F9I-E

PAUL161
06-28-2018, 10:12 AM
Hate to say it, but that aircraft is junk, regardless who owned it! Like some of our old cars, to put it back in an airworthy condition, it would cost much more than it would be worth. Maybe if Elvis was still with us. Good for parts but that's all. Wasn't the best thing Lockheed ever built. I am surprised that Graceland hasn't picked it up though. PJ

Popeye
06-28-2018, 06:35 PM
the 50 year old fried peanut-butter and banana sandwiches in the galley might be a bit rank.





Fried? I just eat them plain... today’ lunch:
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PAUL161
06-29-2018, 09:36 AM
I call this, The Presidents Sport Car! Yes, we had one, at the tax payers expense, don't think it was publicized very much. Presently in a museum display somewhere. Pretty aircraft, but tiny inside. Used a lot of fuel to transport a half dozen people.
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TOC
06-29-2018, 02:58 PM
I wonder if the final accepted bid will be shown when it's all over with.
The owner/seller sure seems to be trying to do a CYA on condition.
"This item is offered as-is, where-is with no IronClad Assurance, and a buyer may not dispute the condition of the item. IronPlanet claims no responsibility for the condition or description of this item. This item does not include any protection offered by IronClad Assurance. A buyer may NOT submit a dispute claim on this item."

IF IronClad is the seller and not just the website.
Corrosion. Spars and wing root. Tail. Somebody would have to spend a lot of money having it opened and inspected.
USUALLY in my observation when you find an airframe parked somewhere with engines and instruments removed, it has failed airframe inspection and is far too costly to bring back.

Imagine trying to transport it from it's current "final resting place" to where it can be worked on....then finding certified parts....rough guess, with no terminal corrosion, 500K, with disassembly and transport...and if any corrosion, over a mil...but that's based on the last twin I saw in similar condition.

Short window to move it:

https://eu.ironplanet.com/n_images/shipping.png Shipping & Pick Up Details

Buyer is responsible for all costs related to transporting the item.

Item must be picked up within 8 business days of the auction, or the buyer will incur storage charges.

Basil
06-29-2018, 03:14 PM
I suspect if someone does buy it it won't be with the idea of restoring to flight worthiness, but possibly just cosmetically for a museum piece.

PAUL161
06-29-2018, 04:22 PM
I agree Basil, like I said before, I'm a little surprised Graceland didn't pick it up for static display. Saying that, I don't think the keepers of Elvis's possessions are enthused as much as they were 35 years ago. To me, they would be the only ones who would benefit from it. Finding the engine nacelles might be a little costly, but doable. Be interesting to see what becomes of it.

SaxMan
06-29-2018, 10:57 PM
Much too modern for me. I never cared for red velvet seats anyway, and the 50 year old fried peanut-butter and banana sandwiches in the galley might be a bit rank.

I'd prefer ...

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The 1949 Ercoupe!

Love the Ercoupe -- built not too terribly far from where I live in Riverdale, Maryland. One of the guys I work with has an Ercoupe sitting disassembled in his barn. I think it's a '46. It's pretty much your run of the mill Ercoupe, except that it was once owned by William Holden and his brother, using Holden's birth name of Beedle.