Remember in the end of “The Sting” how Robert Redford is going to be paid for the big sting they just did, and with a sly smile on his face he refuses the money saying, “Nah, I’ll just blow it anyway.”
I’d be the same way if I won a million dollars, because...I’d immediately bid on this item for Kruse GWS Auctions. It’s a flaming red Hagstrom Viking II guitar. It’s the same axe that Elvis Presley played during his famous 1968 Comeback Special. It was a nationally televised event, that almost made us forget about the years of lame movies he did.
The hollow body guitar was also used the following year on the cover of the album “From Elvis in Memphis.”
American guitarist Al Casey had the guitar, and producers asked if they could borrow it, thinking it would look flashier on screen. It eventually sold at auction, and now it’s up again. The starting bid is $250,000, and I see this thing getting a million. The white piano John Lennon played “Imagine” on, sold for a million (to the late George Michael).
If that’s out of your price range, you can bid on something from the guy that married Elvis’ daughter. A crystal-studded glove worn by Michael Jackson will be in the auction.
And we all know the legendary stories about Elvis giving people Cadillacs. Well, this auction doesn’t have one of his gifted rides, but a 1950 Cadillac Fleetwood that was used in “The Godfather.” It was also previously owned by Mae West.
Let’s hope they cleaned the back seats, and fixed the bullet holes.
Bidding starts on March 27th.