Author Topic: Elvis Presley & Kathleen Selph Riding A 1971 Harley Davidson FLH Electra Glide  (Read 440 times)

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The image shown above is Elvis Presley and Mary Kathleen Selph riding a 1971 Harley Davidson FLH Electra Glide on June 30, 1972, in Memphis, Tennessee. Less than one month later Selph was killed in a car accident, and shortly after that Elvis was forced to give this motorcycle to Priscilla Presley as part of a divorce agreement. As far as I tell, nobody knows what happened to this motorcycle. It just disappeared. For years nobody could identify the woman in this picture, and just recently Selph's mother came out and identified the woman as her daughter. Is it possible this motorcycle has been unidentified for all this time and sitting in someone's garage? Who knows! If you have any information at all regarding this motorcycle, than please share the information on this forum, or contact me privately at george@thesmallengineshop.net

« Last Edit: September 20, 2017, 03:00:14 PM by smallengineshop »
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I got some good news a few days ago. A person contacted me through email and said he knows what happened to Elvis Presley's 1971 Harley Davidson FLH. As the story goes, Priscilla Presley gave this motorcycle to Elvis Presley as a gift, but got the motorcycle back as part of a divorce settlement with Elvis Presley back in 1972. Priscilla Presley than gave the motorcycle to her father, Paul Beaulieu, who ended up selling it to his neighbor in 1979. The person who contacted me bought the motorcycle from the neighbor, and still owns it to this day. The good news is it appears the motorcycle is not rusting away in a barn somewhere, and is still in good condition and all original with only 12,000 miles on the odometer. I think that's a great story! I have a more recent photo of the motorcycle which I will post later.

The bike is not for sale.

I should note that I believe the person who told me this story, but I haven't verified anything. Whether or not he really owns Elvis Presley's motorcycle remains to be seen. The only thing I know for sure is there is a motorcycle out there that looks exactly like Elvis Presley's 1971 Harley Davidson FLH.
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The top half of this photo is Elvis Presley in 1971 and the bottom half is a more recent photo of the motorcycle said to be Elvis Presley's 1971 Harley Davidson FLH. I was told the motorcycle is still all original, but the reflector or label on the saddle bag has changed and it looks like there is something different about the side panel. Not sure whats going on there. Maybe the label broke off and the side panel is an aftermarket accessory. I was hoping to get a few photographs of the bike sitting in the owners garage, but I haven't heard back from the owner. The bottom half of this photo was taken outside a motorcycle repair shop. Anyway, pretty cool even if its not Elvis Presley's 1971 Harley Davidson FLH.

« Last Edit: February 22, 2018, 04:11:12 PM by adminjoe »
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