CLEVELAND — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story was originally published on Sept. 1, 2020, in recognition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary.
A 1975 FLH 1200 Harley Davidson that was driven around Graceland by Elvis Presley himself is hitting the auction block later this month.
Even cooler? The motorcycle has a Cleveland connection.
“In the mid-1980s, a local Harley Davidson dealer, his daughter and their mechanic met up with Elvis Presley’s lawyer in a Howard Johnson hotel room in Cleveland, Ohio,” according to a press release from Kruse GSW Auctions. “For several months, they had received phone calls from the man inquiring as to their interest in purchasing the motorcycle."
The King’s bike, which has been on display at the Cleveland dealership for 45 years now, comes with the original title signed by Presley.
The auction also contains other items from Presley’s Hollywood home, including furnishings, art, glassware, figurines, clothing, games, poolside accessories, bed linens and other personal items.
The auction, which is being dubbed “Artifacts of Hollywood and Music,” is being held Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. Register to bid HERE.
Presley was among the first class of inductees honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1986.
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