Elvis Presley's trike on show

The King's 'motorcycle' and other items go on display for the first time

A TRIKE belonging to Elvis Presley has gone on display as part of an exhibition of 40 of his possessions at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Ohio.

The trike is a 1973 'American Bettle' built by Ed Roth. It's powered by an air-cooled 1300cc VW Beetle engine with a four-speed manual gearbox in a rear-mounted transaxle with springer-type front forks, VW independent rear suspension, and rear-mounted VW drum brakes.

While the ex-Elvis trike isn't for sale, a similar model sold recently at auction for $3,630 (£2,260). The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Elvis exhibition also showcases some of Elvis' other belongings, including a selection of Presley's famous jewelry, his U.S. Army induction portrait, his white "If I Can Dream" suit and fatigue shirt, his induction orders, his signed receipt for an M1 rifle and a collection of photographs from the time.