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Elvis Presley’s CADILLAC Fleetwood in Louwman Museum, The Hague, Netherlands
Elvis Presley’s CADILLAC Fleetwood in Louwman Museum, The Hague, Netherlands

uploaded by: Mathias Zondervan

Description: CADILLAC Fleetwood, formerly owned by Elvis Presley, 1976 (USA)

Engine: 8.2-litre     Eight-Cylinder     Power: 190 HP     Max. Speed: 190 km/h

LOUWMAN Collection

Elvis Presley, the "King of Rock'n'Roll", loved Cadillacs. He owned about a hundred of them and most were customised. His purple and pink Cadillac have since become world famous. This Fleetwood with its 8.2 L engine was also built to his specification. Dummy headlamps were placed over the original lights, a generous amount of chrome was applied and thick running boards were fitted with a light-organ, which flashed when the car doors were opened. The dashboard lights pulsed to the beat of the music on the radio. Needless to say the interior has plush upholstery. A so-called "continental kit", an extended bumper with spare wheel housing, was added to the rear. This was first applied to the Lincoln Continental, hence the name. However, on this Cadillac the housing is actually too small to take a real wheel. Elvis did not have long to enjoy this car. He died in August 1977, aged only 42.

Source of information: Louwman Museum, The Hague, Netherlands

Author (source) of image: Personal archive

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Anonymous 2015-09-21 10:40:07

My take, good for the Broncos. I will bet that Orton's stats are comparable to Cutler's this year. Denver made arvaege QBs like Griese and Plummer look good so it's not unrealistic to expect Orton's stats to improve and Cutler's to decline. Additionally, Denver's new coach developed Cassel from being a college backup to having the year he had last year so Orton should benefit from this move for this reason also. On top of Orton, Denver got two 1st round picks and a 3rd round pick. Denver can use these picks to address the awful defense they now have.In the last 10 years only three players have been traded for two 1st round picks; Joey Galloway, Keyshawn Johnson, and Ricky Williams. Dallas gave Seattle two 1st-rounders for Galloway. Dallas then proceeded to go 5-11 the next three years while Seattle used the picks to get Koren Robinson and Shaun Alexander. Galloway never made the Pro Bowl in Dallas and arvaeged less than 50 catches per year. The Jets used their two picks they got for Johnson to draft John Abraham and Anthonny Brecht. Abraham made the Pro Bowl 2 of the next 3 years while Johnson was sent home midway his 3rd season in Tampa and given away at season's end. Miami gave New Orleans two 1st-rounders for Williams. While it is true that New Orleans wasted their picks, Miami has steadily declined since the trade and the only thing they gained from the trade was a source for weed in the locker room.. In all three cases, the team trading the malcontent all-star was castigated for the deal and in all three cases the team receiving the picks got the better of the deal.Chances are one of the three picks will be better than Cutler. Chances are that the immature Cutler will remain immature and bring discontent to the locker room. It's a sure bet that he will continue to throw too many interceptions.