Thursday 1st November 1956
Elvis Presley bought a 1957 Harley-Davidson FLH. While in downtown Memphis to insure his Lincoln Continental Mark II Elvis sees his friends at Memphis Harley-Davidson and buys a 1957 FLH. Later that day 19 year-old Natalie Wood climbed aboard and off they went for a 3-hour ride in the Memphis night accompanied by Elvis’ pal, Nick ‘Johnny Yuma’ Adams riding Elvis’ 1956 KH Harley. And a Memphis motorcycle cop. When Elvis bought his FLH he then sold the KH to his riding buddy Fleming Horne, who eventually sold the bike—along with complete documentation including the bill of sale, registration paperwork and insurance documents, all signed by Presley—to Harley-Davidson in 1995. It has been the centerpiece of the Harley-Davidson Museum’s Pop Culture exhibit since the museum opened in 2008.