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    Elvis Presley Gifted 1976 Triumph TR-6 Convertible to Ginger Alden. When Elvis joined the Army in 1958, little did he know that the daughter of his induction officer, former actress/model Ginger Alden, would eventually become his number-one lady, and potentially Mrs. Elvis Presley, had Elvis not died so unexpectedly in 1977. Elvis' best friend George Klein had arranged for Ginger's sister Terry (a former Miss Tennessee) to meet Elvis at Graceland, but Elvis was immediately enthralled by Terry's younger sister, Ginger, who accompanied Terry (as did another sister, Rosemary) on the outing.

    Offered here is a token (and what a token!) of Elvis' affection for Ginger, a 1977 British inline six-cylinder Triumph TR-6. This convertible is in beautiful condition as is the provenance on this fine machine. Accompanying the car is a letter signed by Ms. Alden, verifying the authenticity of the Triumph, an original photo of the car, parked outside of Ms. Alden's Memphis home, and the original State of Tennessee title in Ms. Alden's name.

    The car looks as fresh today as the day Elvis purchased it (July 14, 1977), and although it was never officially registered in Mr. Presley's name, a signed letter from Mr. Homer Skelton, President of Covington Pike Toyota in Memphis, verifying the sale to Elvis, is also included with the vehicle.

    The engine compartment is startlingly clean as is the black leather and wood-trim interior. The car shows 21,345 original miles on the odometer and has the Triumph Commission Number CT 55751U, with the original Triumph paint code of 85 (Java Green). The car has a standard transmission and is shod with the traditional "redline" tires. The original plastic steering wheel was replaced with a wooden wheel by Ms. Alden, and an aftermarket security alarm system has been installed. All receipts and service documentation are included with the car. A truly unique item from Elvis' personal life! This lot requires third party shipping.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2010
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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