Elvis Presley's private jet going up for auction

Music 20/06/2018

The private jet of once superstar Elvis Presley can now be all yours. But don't be fooled, it probably won't be taking your around the world anytime soon. 

A red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar once owned by The King is going on auction despite having only been brought by a new owner last year for US$430,000 (NZ$620,160), AAP reported. 

Auction site IronPlanet announced this week it's going on sale again. 

But the retro aircraft won't be taking you anywhere anytime soon as it has no engine and requires a full restoration of its cockpit. 

In fact it hasn't moved for 36 years and has been rusting away on a tarmac in Roswell, New Mexico.

There has also been dispute over who designed the jet's interiors. 

A spokesperson for previous auctioneer GWS Auctions told AP they're confident Elvis had been the mastermind of the interior - it features gold-tone woodwork, red velvet seats and red shag carpet. 

However, previous owner Roy McKay told KOB-TV in Albuquerque that the interior was his design, saying it originally had a two-toned grey look.