Elvis Presley Fan Clubs were advised in mid-1967 that Elvis's Gold Cadillac would be touring.
The Cadillac was hoping to raise $100,000 for seventeen charities around the country.
Before leaving the USA, Elvis placed $1,000 inside the lucky Cadillac.
The Cadillac departed the States on the 8th of December, 1967.
The Cadillac arrived in Australia in early January, 1968.
The Cadillac cleared Customs.
The Cadillac was touring.
The Cadillac held a press conference in Sydney, Australia on the 17th of January.
The Cadillac went on the road immediately.
The Cadillac replaced its gold bumper bar with a standard bar!
The Cadillac never idled!
Thousands of the Cadillac's fans saw the Cadillac.
The Cadillac had voyeurs.
The Gold records were around the Cadillac:
Gold Singles, Extended, Play-a-Long Play records.
The Cadillac's EPhemera:
Souvenir photograph on glossy cardboard (7x9) of Elvis Presley's Gold Limousine with full technical details printed on the back.
Souvenir brochure (16 pages in 7x9 format).
Souvenir leaflet from Preston Motors Victoria printed on one side (5x8) announcing all proceeds are going to the Citizens Welfare Service of Victoria.
Two (2) Black and White RCA Australia pictures. These were previously available when purchasing Elvis records at various record stores and shops.
Various Elvis Australian RCA records. These were special printed Gold Label singles, Extended Play and Long Play records made just for this tour.
There was also a nice and attractive gold car autographed sticker given to you, if you wanted it affixed to each record you purchased.
On 18th August 1977, after a private service inside Graceland, Elvis's body was placed in a gleaming white 1977 Miller-Meteor Landau Traditional Cadillac hearse. Then, a brilliantly shining silver Cadillac limousine led the procession, with the hearse followed by sixteen white Cadillac limousines carrying the mourners to the Memphis Cemetery.
Elvis's generosity, especially in giving gifts of automobiles to friends, family, associates and complete strangers was legendary, as was his preference for Cadillac cars. Sometimes he would test drive them himself for a few days before giving them away.
The Cadillac's special Gold and Black records went along for the ride-- forty in number.
The Cadillac went on a short tour of New Zealand before it returned to the States. The Benevolent Society Charity Committee sent a Letter of Appreciation, stating that the Cadillac had raised $149,175 for charity after all expenses were deducted.
Elvis Presley was made an Honorary Life Governor and proudly hung the plaque on the wall in his Hall of Gold, in his house, called Graceland.This 1975 Fleetwood Brougham was a gift to help Dr Nick with his deliveries. It has been shown through Europe. This photo was taken by Mr. DJ Fontana in Sweden in 1989.