1964 Cadillac with Elvis and The Beatles in Elvis CA house

1965 August 27 The Beatles came to see Elvis at his CA house in 1964 Cadillac.

Views: 353

Attachments:

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

The photo is not really clear but it looks like a 63 Cadillac to me. Very cool either way.

Yup, that's definitely a '63. A Fleetwood maybe?

For sure a 63, looks like a convertible.

Elvis_Beatles2.jpg

Convertible.

This was from the Beatles meeting Elvis at his home in Beverly Hills on Aug 27, 1965. If memory serves that is a 63 Cadillac Elvis had gifted friend and body guard Sonny West. I met and hung out with Sonny several times as Pres of the Elvis International Fan Club and remembered asking him about the 63, but to Elvis' Entourage, these were just interim cars as Elvis was constantly upgrading them to the latest offerings … usually by Cadillac. I believe Sonny would next receive a brand new 1967 Eldorado.
Here's a picture of me and Sonny about around 2007 in Memphis… he passed away last year.

 

I wonder if the 63 still exists.

My '63 convertible was originally a California car and was black so there was a very slight possibility. I can't completely make out the license plate in the picture but I do see enough to know it does not match up with mine.

Oh well

Geez Ian, it would very hip if it was.

Yeah and the value probably would have doubled.

Great picture.During that meeting (Elvis-The Beatles)-no pictures and recording was allowed.But Colonel Parker spreed the word about meeting so fans could come to the gate Elvis house.Some pictures were taken by the fans from behind the gate.Sonny West ...he betrayed Elvis by writing this book.Elvis support him all his life and on the end when Elvis father try to cut expenses by letting 3 bodyguards go for longer vacation (not fire them) they wrote book exposing Elvis private life to the public.That was a nail to His coffin.Imagine -you support for more then 20 years 3 friends(Elvis support more people as we all know) who they would be "Nobody"  without Elvis and after His death still making big money of Him like parasites.

Well, the entire Elvis story is very, very complex with many sides, angles and layers and will not get into it but it is worthy of further study for those interested. I took the deep dive from age 4 to about 45, running a major International Fan for close to a decade where we did in depth interviews with close friends, colleagues, costars, etc such as Sonny West, Larry Geller, Joe Esposito, Myrna Smith, Patti Parry, Jerry Schilling, Ed Bonja, Darlene Tompkins, Cynthia Pepper and others and came away with a richer understanding of the person and the icon. There were outside influences that could have probably saved Elvis, and those that may or may not have been able to help him and will just leave it at that. If I go any further …. well the story runs very deep.  

I found this interesting site run by an Australian bloke.

http://www.elviscadillacs.com/index.html

There is this bit about a '63 CDV: http://www.elviscadillacs.com/1960-04.html but no mention of a '63 convertible.

There is also this regarding a '64 Fleetwood limousine that may be of interest here: http://www.elviscadillacs.com/1960-04.html

RSS

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

Trunk Pull-down

Started by Brian and Dorothy Lewis in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

Hi gang.  While reviewing the extensive photo archives on this site, I came across an excellent series of photos documenting a trunk pull-down assembly posted by Jason Edge.  I really didn't even…Continue

Vapor Lock and how to fix it?

Started by Richard McBurney in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 6 hours ago. 8 Replies

I have a 64 Deville Convertible, keep running into the same problem - vapor lock on hot days. So far I have rebuilt the carburetor , new gas tank , but when it sits in traffic on a hot day it will…Continue

Tags: #vaporlock

Help! I need a 1964 Eldorado front left fender.

Started by Jorge M in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Jason Edge 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

Help looking for a 1964 Eldorado front fender for a convertible.Thank you please contact djjmoreno84@gmail.comContinue

Help! I need a 64 Eldorado front left fender.

Started by Jorge M in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jorge M yesterday. 1 Reply

Hello,Some idiot just backed in to my beautiful 64 convertible Eldorado and I’m looking for a new front fender. Any leads would be appreciated.Thank you,Jorge M.Continue

Blog Posts

Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…

Continue

Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.

Thanks

Dominic

Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

I have found a very good replacement part for the Upper A Arm Bumpers.  The top part is identical to the originals the bottom can be used as is or after a few minutes with a belt sander can be ground to the V shape as the originals were.  The replacement bumpers are for a 2001 to 2005 S10 Sanoma or Blazer.  Part number is on the box in the photos.  First photo is the box next to the box is the S10 part and an original.  Next photo shows my sanded down part next to an original.…

Continue

Roof motor

Posted by Dermot Robinson on August 11, 2019 at 8:44am 2 Comments

Replacing my convertible roof motor.

Has anyone any experience or advice on replacing the roof motor on a 1964 Cadillac Deville .

Please..

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2019   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service