A tractor fit for a King
Suitable for ages 14 and over, this beautifully made and highly detailed 1:16 scale model is an authentic replica of the John Deere tractor, built in 1963, that was owned and operated by the King of Rock and Roll. Elvis frequently enjoyed driving the tractor on his Mississippi ranch after he acquired it in 1966, and it was later used to maintain the grounds at his home in Graceland.
Displayed in its box against a photograph of Graceland, the tractor is equipped with a 46A front loader, an accessory rarely found on die-cast collectible models. It also features die-cast front and rear wheels and a movable three-point hitch, a detailed dash and pto levers, and a rear light. Elvis’ signature is picked out in gold on the top of the bonnet, and every individual box has an Elvis Presley licensed product holographic sticker and a special collector’s insert.
The original tractor was fully restored by students at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, Mississippi, with guidance from John Deere, and is now on display at the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
The 80hp 4010 tractor was one of four models in John Deere’s ’New Generation of Power’, a line of four- and six-cylinder tractors that the company introduced in 1961, and which helped John Deere become the world’s leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment.
The John Deere 4010 Elvis Presley tractor is now available to order, list price £80.86 (including VAT), and is featured in the company’s new 2011 Collection catalogue.
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