If you’re going to dress up as Elvis for Halloween, you should know a little about his personal cars

Elvis Presley’s first 1971 Stutz Blackhawk being delivered

Elvis 1971 Stutz Blackhawk

Elvis became a big fan of the Stutz Motor Car Company, resurrected from 1930s fame by a New York banker in 1968. Built around a ’69 Pontiac Grand Prix chassis and frame, they were powered by a choice of General Motors V8 engines. By 1970, two Stutz Blackhawk prototypes had been completed – the second one of which was given to the first U.S. dealership in Beverly Hills to use as a sales demonstrator. This prototype built in 1970 was registered as a ’71, the first model year production cars were made through 1987. The two pictures below show the first black ’71 prototype being delivered to Los Angeles from the coachworks builder in Europe

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