Revived by the folks at YouTube’s “Turnin Rust,” the pink 1963 Cadillac remains a mystery as far as ownership goes

Tran Hanh
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June 09, 2024
pink 1963 Cadillac Eldorado
pink 1963 Cadillac Eldorado
pink 1963 Cadillac Eldorado
pink 1963 Cadillac Eldorado
pink 1963 Cadillac Eldorado
pink 1963 Cadillac Eldorado
pink 1963 Cadillac Eldorado
pink 1963 Cadillac Eldorado
pink 1963 Cadillac Eldorado

Back in November 2022, someone discovered a mysterious pink 1963 Cadillac limousine in a junkyard. The owner claimed it was previously owned by Elvis Presley. If you missed it, you can check it out here. About a year and a half later, the pink Brougham was rescued, and it’s running and driving again.

Revived by the folks at YouTube’s “Turnin Rust,” the pink Cadillac remains a mystery as far as ownership goes. The four-door has a couple of door tags that link it to the “King of Rock and Roll.” One features a stamp that says “OWNER: Elvis Presley,” while the second one says “Elvis” in handwriting. However, there’s no way to tell if the tags are authentic or if someone faked them.

However, while the previous footage did not show us the interior, this one gives us a good look at the rear cabin. And it turns out it’s not your average (while still premium) Cadillac Brougham interior. This rig was fitted with a wrap-around couch, a wooden cabinet, a TV, cup holders, and a custom switch panel. It’s the kind of bespoke cabin Elvis Presley would order back in the day. Of course, it doesn’t mean it was commissioned by the “King” himself, but it is intriguing, to say the least.

Potential celebrity status aside, the Cadillac was discovered in pretty rough shape. Sunk in the ground and eaten by rust after several years of sitting, it was also covered in vegetation and junk. Fortunately, that didn’t scare our hosts, who proceeded to revive the V8 engine. The latter appears to be the original 390-cubic-inch (6.4-liter) OHV V8, which is a big plus for a classic car.

It was the only engine available in 1963 and came with 325 horsepower and 430 pound-feet (583 Nm) of torque on tap. Cadillac also offered a bigger 429-cubic-inch (7.0-liter0 powerplant in the sixth-generation Eldorado, but it didn’t become available until 1964.

The old V8 required a lot of attention and a new carburetor, but it eventually agreed to run. Moreover, our hosts managed to get the big Cadillac driving again. And believe it or not, both the gearbox and the brakes were still running after all those years of sitting. To make things entertaining, the new owners took the Eldorado for a spin on back roads before unloading it onto a trailer.

Not surprisingly, our hosts are also eager to find out if this Caddy is a true Elvis Presley car. They began the investigation at Graceland, the singer’s former estate in Memphis, Tennessee. Unfortunately, they quickly learned that information on the matter was either restricted or scarce. But they’re not willing to give up just yet and will keep digging for a potential link with Elvis.

Until we learn more about this mysterious Cadillac, see how it was rescued from its grave in the lengthy video below. And be sure to share any intel you may have on this rig in the comments section below.

Elvis Presley owned at least three pink Cadillacs. He ordered a Fleetwood Series 60 in 1954 and then purchased a blue 1955 version that he had repainted in the same hue. In 1961, Elvis bought a 1961 Coupe DeVille in white and pink. 

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