Most Valuable Elvis Collectibles
For die-hard fans of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, these rare items are holy grails in that they directly link to Elvis Presley and the magic he brought to music and pop culture.
From a rare acetate to his personal plane, these aren't just your regular finds — these valuable Elvis collectibles are like time machines that take you back to his heyday and let you rock out with the King himself.
11. A Lock of Elvis' Hair
This is a weird one — regardless, it went for big bucks in 2021. This clump of hair in a jar belonged to the King himself and was collected over a few haircuts by his personal barber, Homer Gilleland, who gifted it to his and Elvis' high school friend, Thomas Morgan.
The auction also included plane tickets from the times Elvis brought Gilleland on the road as well as a certificate of authenticity from "the world's most trusted authority in the field of hair collecting," John Reznikoff of University Archives.
10. 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon Limousine
This 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon Limousine is one of 2,190 units built between 1963 and 1981 with a shorter wheelbase, and it's one of two purchased by Elvis. He kept one in California and one in Tennessee.
The King owned the car for two years before giving it to his friend, James Leroy Robertson. It was purchased by a U.K. buyer in 2005 and exported to that country. An anonymous buyer purchased it in 2010.
9. 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine
From the get-go, Elvis was a Cadillac aficionado and wanted the best model money could buy. When they came out, the Fleetwood Series 75 eight-passenger limos were the cream of the crop. The one Elvis purchased was originally light blue but was repainted black in January 1956 and was used to transport the King and his band to gigs around the South.
When it sold in 2011, it came with the original owner's manual (with Elvis' signature on it), a spare tire, lug wrench and jack.
8. Elvis' Handgun
Elvis loved guns as much as he loved cars. He collected them, carried them and shot them at the Graceland shooting range whenever he could.
He owned nearly 40 firearms, including this Smith & Wesson Model 53 double-action revolver, which went to auction in August 2023. It was expected to fetch up to $90,000, but when all was said and done, it sold for nearly $200,000.
7. The "Peacock" Jumpsuit
This "peacock" jumpsuit, made by designer Bill Belew, was one of Elvis' favorites, and he wore it often during a five-month stretch in 1974. Presley can also be seen wearing it on the cover of his 1975 album "Promised Land," and it was photographed dozens of times on Elvis during his tour.
The most expensive of all of Belew's designs for Elvis, the cost to create it was $10,000 at the time. It sold in 2008.
6. Elvis' Private Jet
Elvis had three private jets for bringing him, his TCB band and the Memphis Mafia to venues around the country. Two of those jets remain at Graceland — the third went up for auction in 2023.
The 1962 Lockheed 1329 Jetstar had been stored at the Roswell International Air Center in New Mexico for four decades. Its exterior clearly has seen better days, and its engines and cockpit instrumentation were removed decades ago. However, the interior still remains luxurious by the King's standards, with velvet chairs and a couch, an entertainment system and an elaborate meal-prep area.
The place was purchased by YouTuber James Webb of Jimmy's World who is prepping the plane for flying again.
5. Elvis' First Ever Record
On July 18, 1953, an 18-year-old Elvis cut his first-ever track at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service (Sun Studios). He paid $4 to record the ballads "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin."
After leaving the studio, he went to the home of his high school buddy, Ed Leek, to listen to it. As Elvis did not have his own record player, he left the record with Leek, who eventually put it in a bank vault where it remained undisturbed for decades.
After Leek's death, his daughter auctioned off the record to none other than musician Jack White, who made reproductions available for Record Store Day in 2015.
4. Elvis' First TCB Ring
Elvis owned many TCB (taking care of business) items over the years, as it was his personal motto and the name of his backup band. This was his first TCB ring, which he owned and designed himself — that is until he gave it to a childhood friend during an Ashville, North Carolina, concert in 1975.
He gave the 14-carat yellow gold ring to Memphis Mafia member J.D. Sumner the day before Elvis' father, Vernon, joined the tour. Vernon would not have liked that Elvis gave the ring away, so when his father arrived, he took the ring back for the day and pretended it didn't fit. He sent it to his jeweler, who made a replica and returned the original to Sumner.
3. The Eyelet Jumpsuit and Cape
Value: $1 million
The Bill Belew–designed jumpsuit and cape set records when it sold in 2021. Elvis wore the ensemble for his 1972 Madison Square Garden concerts. The shows were recorded for "Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden," which is one of the best-selling live albums of the 1970s, selling 3 million copies.
The costume, which was in a private collection for three decades, is one of the most photographed of Elvis' career.
2. 1942 Martin D-18 Sun Sessions Guitar
Value: $1.3 million
Elvis owned the 1942 Martin D-18 guitar between 1954 and 1956 and used it while recording at Sun Studios. He bought it at O.K. Houck’s Piano Store in Memphis, Tennessee, and decorated the body of the guitar with adhesive metal letters spelling out his name; however, only the first four letters remain today.
While using this guitar, he recorded some of his biggest hits, including “That’s All Right (Mama)," “Blue Moon of Kentucky" and “Good Rockin’ Tonight."
1. Tiffany Omega Watch
Value: $1.8 million
RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, is a historic landmark today because it's where Elvis recorded many hit records early in his career. At a February 1961 charity luncheon and concert, the label presented him with with a plaque and watch commemorating the 75 million records he had sold by that point.
The plaque hangs at Graceland to this day, but the bejeweled 18-carat white gold watch went to auction in 2018, where it fetched top dollar. The inscription on the back reads:
75 Million Records