A roller coaster Elvis Presley used to ride in a Memphis amusement park has acquired a new owner but not a new location. The Zippin Pippin was purchased by former Elvis impersonator Stephen Shutts of Nashville who is looking for a corporate partner to move and operate the roller coaster somewhere in Memphis, the Washington Post reports.
The Pippin was a favorite of Presley who used to rent out Libertyland amusement park so he could ride the roller coaster in privacy. Though Memphis residents fought to keep the park open, it closed to the public last fall and the roller coaster went on the auction block.
Shutts and his partner wanted to purchase the lead car for their traveling museum but regulations forced them to bid on the entire roller coaster. Surprisingly, their $2,500 offer was the winner and now they must decide what to do with the Zippin Pippin.
Source: Google / Updated: Aug 8, 2006