This Florida man bought Elvis' private jet and immediately chopped it in half to turn it into an RV
· Mar 14, 2023 ·

Florida YouTuber James Webb of "Jimmy's World" just bought one of Elvis' three private jets at auction and plans to turn it into a rockin' (sorry not sorry) RV worthy of the King himself.

Webb bought the 1962 Lockheed JetStar L-1329 for $234,000 at the Roswell International Air Center in New Mexico on Jan 8, 88 years to the day after Presley was born.

"It was the biggest financial purchase I have ever made, outside of a house, and this was ironically more expensive than my house," Webb told FOX 13. "How crazy is that?"

If you're wondering what kind of shape the jet was in... well, it's seen better days.

The JetStar basically sat in the desert for 40 years.

Now it's made the 1,600 mile trip to Florida, where Webb plans to make it roadworthy.

Webb's plan is to take the next year to transform the plane into a RV before he takes off to tour the country and raise funds for charities.

"We're going to take an RV chassis, take the house part of the RV off, put [the plane] on that, so this can be the ‘Elvis Experience,'" Webb explained.

Webb explained that part of the problem with restoring the jet to flying condition is that many of the parts no longer exist and it would cost a fortune to custom make everything required to update it to modern aircraft code.

If you want to watch Webb chop up the jet, well, there's a video for that!

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