Forty grand will get you this 1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, parked and on sale today at the Trader Joe's parking lot. There's an information sheet on the side window that says the this '61 was one of only 1,450 made and was designed as a "toned down" version of the more ostentatious Cadillacs of the late 1950's. No mention of the Elvis plate -- maybe the King owned one. In 1961 this car would cost you $6,477, which equates to about a $50,000 car today.
I'm not normally big on cars. But, this is history.