There are plenty of reasons why you should visit the Stax Museum of Soul Music in Memphis, Tennessee. Albert King's ridiculously dope, hot pink flying V guitar, for starters. A few steps away from that, there's one of Rufus Thomas' many flamboyant outfits, complete with knee-high boots. Onscreen above your head, Jean Knight shakes her bouffant while singing "Mr. Big Stuff" on Soul Train. It's all as exciting and legendary as the recording company's demise was tragic and heartbreaking.
And then there's Isaac Hayes' fur-lined, gold-plated Cadillac Eldorado, which comes equipped with a refrigerated mini-bar and a television. Stax purchased the fully-tricked out automobile for Hayes—as part of a contract renegotiation—for $26,000 in 1972.