Elvis' 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III Shows Off at Charlotte Motor Speedway

When it comes to the King of Rock and Roll, there is only one. We’re talking about the one that is regarded as the most significant cultural icon of the 20th century, Elvis Presley. So, if you’ve always loved him and you’re also a car enthusiast, you’ll be pleased to know that Elvis’s favorite car, the last automobile he drove, will be the centerpiece display in the Nationwide Insurance Classic Car Showcase Pavilion.
Elvis Presley's 1973 Stutz Blackhawk 3 photos
Photo: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Elvis' 1973 Stutz Blackhawk IIIElvis' 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III
Yes, it seems that you’ll the chance to take a look at the gorgeous 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III as it will make its Preservation Debut at the upcoming Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair hosted by Apparently, the officials from Elvis Presley Enterprises decided to have the famous vehicle undergo a special preservation process and afterwards let fans indulge in its awesomeness.

The one entrusted with returning the Stutz Blackhawk to its former glory, was Pontiac collector and restorer Walt Hollifield and we must say he did a good job as he managed to preserve Elvis’s time in the car. So, we’re talking about preservation not restoration, meaning the he replaced the dry-rotted Firestone tires with a fresh set from that particular time period. Moreover, a few mechanical parts that had decayed, like sparkplug wires and the muffler, were also replaced. This isn’t all as, as the sagging doors were fixed and they even buffed out every inch of the paint.

Therefore, we can definitely say that this particular car will take you back to Elvis’ glory days, to his last drive before passing away. Thus, if you want to take a look at the stunning car, know that the Auto Fair starts on April 3 and last until April 6. Also, besides the 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III, the fair features more than 50 car displays as well as more than 1,500 collectible vehicles will be available for sale and more. It's definitly going to be something worth going to.
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