Where is Elvis Presley’s Messerschmitt?

elvis_messerschmittElvis Presley had a habit of buying cars and then giving them away.

A lot of this was documented in the film: 200 Cadillacs (available on DVD) but he apparently bought and gave away more than just Cadillacs.

At some point he had purchased (or was given) a Messerschmitt KR200.

The Film 200 Cadillacs has a short interview with Bernard Lansky who apparently got Elvis to trade him the car in exchange for some shopping at his Memphis Clothing store.

An Australian Elvis Fan site has more images including a small clip from the DVD program, and some audio of Elvis talking about how he swapped the car for some clothes.

So where is this car today? Still in the Lansky family?
And where is the BMW Isetta that he gave to Col Tom Parker?
(it has apparently surfaced, more on that later!)

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2 Responses to “Where is Elvis Presley’s Messerschmitt?”

  1. Dallas Jim Says:

    The Landsky family still has the car and it is a bonded storage facility. One of the Lanskys mentioned it may be displayed for the 75th anniversary which I take as Elvis’s would have been 75th B-Day.

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