Elvis Presley Signature Harley-Davidson
Elvis Presley 30th Anniversary® Signature Harley-Davidson
Photo © courtesy Lisa Rossmeyer Wade
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Elvis
Presley’s passing, Bruce Rossmeyer, CEO of 11 Harley-Davidson®
locations including the new Graceland
Harley-Davidson in Memphis, TN, created the unique “Elvis
Presley 30th Anniversary® Bike Signature Collection.” They
emulate the 1957 Black Harley-Davidson FLH model that Elvis owned.
Elvis Presley takes delivery of his 1957 Harley-Davidson
In the center is Sales and Service Manager "Big" Al
and at the right is Dealer B. W. Barfield (Mr. B.) of the Memphis (Tenn.) Harley-Davidson Co.
Photo by Ted Bruehl © courtesy Al's
originally published in the December 1956 issue of Enthusiast
Bruce unveiled the first motorcycle of the
one-of-a-kind collection of Elvis Presley-inspired, custom-designed
motorcycles at the “Elvis
Rock n’ Roll Ride for Life” in Memphis, TN on April 22, 2007.
Jack Soden and Bruce Rossmeyer
Photo © courtesy Lisa Rossmeyer
Only 30 models of the “Elvis Presley 30th
Anniversary Bike Signature Collection” will be created. Bike
number “1” (one) was sold for $100,000 with $40,000 of the price
donated to the American
Diabetes Association. Bike number “30” (thirty) will be
auctioned in Memphis, TN* on January 8th, 2008, Elvis' 73rd birthday.
Yvonne Lime and Elvis
To purchase one of the Anniversary Bikes,
please contact Lisa Rossmeyer Wade at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Southern
Thunder Harley-Davidson 662-349-1099. Bikes numbered 2-24 will
retail for $58,815 (USD).
The purchase price includes:
A new 2007 Harley-DavidsonR Softail
Deluxe Motorcycle modified to externally replicate the 1957 FLH
owned by Elvis Presley. Each motorcycle in the series will be
numbered and marked on the gas tank and on the rear fender.
A limited edition print by David Uhl
- the print number will match the number bike purchased.
A limited edition bronze sculpture by
Jeff Decker- the sculpture number will match the number bike
Two coach-class roundtrip tickets
from within the continental US to Memphis for the delivery of the
motorcycle and art on August 15, 2007.
Two nights, hotel room at the Peabody
Hotel in Memphis for the delivery - August 14 and 15, 2007.
Staging of motorcycle and art at the
steps of Graceland the morning of August 15th, 2007, with group and
Pre-Delivery Party the evening of
August 14th, 2007 at Graceland.
May 31, 2007
* exceprted from Bruce Rossmeyer press
The bikes were delivered on August 15, 2007 - read
about it here
Also, read about Elvis' first Harley