[A description of Elvis Presley's gold painted Cadillac displayed in Timaru in 1969].

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An unidentified reporter is sat in the 'rear lounge' of Elvis Presley's car. He talks to someone referred to as 'Ernie', who describes the facilities in the interior of the car. These include a TV, turntable, stereo, gold vanity case and electric shoe buffer (which the reporter is cleaning his shoes on). On the ceiling are copies of the first 6 gold records Presley won.
The car has a powerful engine but is too big to be driven on the New Zealand highways - it has to be taken by trailer.
They also mention that there are two gold-plated phones within the car, one in the back and one in the front; incoming calls are directed to the front, and there is an intercom so Mr Presley can converse with his chauffeur.

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Year 1969

Reference number 253253

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Radio interviews
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation (estab. 1962, closed 1975), Broadcaster

Duration 00:01:43

Date 1969

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