Greenlight Hollywood Elvis Presley 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 2018 Series 16
- Brand: Cadillac
- Model: 1955 Fleetwood Series 60
- Set: Hollywood Series 16
- Year: 2018
- Designer: n/a
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“Ambition is a dream with a v8 engine.” Elvis Presley.
In early 1955, Elvis bought his first Cadillac, a 1954 Fleetwood Series 60, which was the color pink. The car provided transport for Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys, but after the failure of a brake lining, was destroyed in a roadside fire between Hope and Texarkana, Arkansas, on June 5, 1955.
On July 5, 1955, Elvis purchased a new Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 in blue with a black roof. Having mentioned a Pink Cadillac in the song “Baby, Let’s Play House”, the first song recorded by Elvis to appear on a national chart which made #5 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in July 1955; Elvis had the car repainted by Art, a neighbour on Lamar Street. Art designed a customised pink color for Elvis which he named “Elvis Rose,” but the car kept its black roof. Once the car was finished Elvis gave it to his mother Gladys as a gift. Mrs. Gladys Presley never had a driver’s license, and Elvis drove the car with the members of his band for most of 1955–1956.
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