Elvis backstage in New York, meeting with a jeweler. He buys his first diamond ring: the horseshoe ring you can see in so many of the pictures taken of him in 1956. He bought it for luck..........(Wertheimer)
Sometime in 1955 after earning a regular income as a performing artist Elvis purchased his first Harley Davidson. It was a small 1956 Harley Davidson ST 165 (VIN: #56ST1603), basically an entry level motorcycle which he likely used to learn to ride. It was a 165cc motorcycle, and by January of 1956 he had outgrown it and was ready to move up to bigger bikes like this 1956 KH.