Author Topic: Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes Elvis Presley's '73 Stutz Blackhawk for a spin at Charlotte Motor Speedway  (Read 150 times)

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he ride will be the will be the centerpiece display in the Nationwide Insurance Classic Car Showcase Pavilion at the upcoming CMS AutoFair (April 3-6).

According to a press release from Charlotte Motor Speedway:

Elvis purchased the '73 Blackhawk III on Sept. 6, 1974, through a General Motors lease agreement after putting down a $20,000 deposit. It had Pontiac's 230-horsepower V-8, a red leather interior,and an 18-karat gold trim package.The singer made it known that only he would be driving this one, perhaps a caution he developed after the first '71 was severely damaged in an accident. According to Elvis lore, the King often invited members of his entourage to ride with him in other cars, but in the Blackhawk III he was just as likely to be b

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