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Elvis Presley’s™ Pink Cadillac is set to be displayed at Elvis at The O2: The Exhibition of His Life.
Elvis Presley’s™ Pink Cadillac, one of the world’s most iconic cars, is set to be displayed at Elvis at The O2: The Exhibition of His Life for a limited time. The car will be in place from Wednesday 17th June and has been shipped over from Graceland especially for the exhibition.
The Pink Cadillac will take pride of place for a limited time alongside the hundreds of iconic items from the Graceland Archives, which are already on display. Due to overwhelming demand and tremendous critical acclaim, the exhibition is now extending to 10th January 2016.
Bought by Presley on 7th July 1955, the car was originally blue with a black roof, but Presley had the body work re-painted pink to replace the first pink Cadillac, which had been destroyed after brake lining had caught fire and set the car alight while Presley was driving back from a gig on 5th June 1955. The car kept its black roof until an accident in September 1955. It was then that Presley had the upholstery replaced, the body work retouched and the roof painted white.
Elvis at The O2: The Exhibition of His Life chronicles the rise of the rock ‘n’ roll icon and how Elvis impacted popular culture around the world through his music, movies and personal style. From his humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame, the exhibition will explore the Elvis mania that first swept America and then the world, ground-breaking recording sessions, record-breaking concert tours, his military service, Hollywood film career and influence on fashion.
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