In January 1967, Elvis Presley and his fiance, Pricilla Beaulieu, took a road trip on the back roads near his home town of Tupelo, Mississippi. Discovering a small ranch for sale that they both fell in love with, within a week, it was his. On Valentines Day, 1967, he bought this 1967 Ford Ranchero — a “Cowboy’s Cadillac” — to roam his new property. Elvis and Priscilla were married on May 1, 1967. After about a year of ranching, his movie career took presidence over his ranch and it was sold. The Ranchero was later traded for a new Cadillac.
The Ranchero is now in the Museum of Automobiles, located just east of the main part of Arkansas’ Petit Jean State Park. The museum includes a permanent collection of 30 automobiles donated by supporters from Arkansas and surrounding states.
For more images from the Museum of Automobiles and the state park, visit our Petit Jean State Park and Petit Jean Mountain photo gallery.
For more information see the Petit Jean State Park and Petit Jean Mountain page.