LOS ANGELES – The two-bedroom Delta mobile home once owned and used by Elvis and Priscilla Presley is headed back to its roots in Mississippi, according to its new owner. GWS Auctions, one of the world’s premier film and music memorabilia auction houses, sold the mobile home from the Presleys’ “Circle G Ranch” in an August 25, 2018 auction for $67,650. The winning bidder, Max Wiggins of Kemah, Texas, stated his plans to repatriate the mobile home where fans can enjoy it.
Wiggins said he “would have paid any price for it because it belonged to Elvis.” A long-time collector and Presley admirer of Elvis Presley, Wiggins said his plans also include exhibiting it and possibly making it available for fans to rent or otherwise use for special occasions.
Elvis bought the “Circle G Ranch” in the 1960s as a getaway that still had close proximity to Graceland. After Elvis and Priscilla married, they spent part of their honeymoon there and originally started using the ranch house immediately after purchasing the property. Elvis also liked his Memphis Mafia around and decided the way to do that was to buy eight house trailers and have each installed on poured concrete pads near the lake on the property. The accommodations for the group were set back on the 163-acre property however Elvis loved spending time with them. As a result, he ordered that his and Priscilla’s two-bedroom trailer also be moved to where the others were sitated.
In April of 1967 when filming for the film “Clambake” was paused, Elvis was able to spend three straight weeks at the ranch. Many believe that some of Elvis’ happiest times were spent at his country property.
The mobile home was manufactured by Delta and measures 60ft long and 12ft wide. It was recently restored but retains its original fixtures from the Presley era, including the gold sink and bathtub installed by Elvis and Priscilla.