Hundreds of collector cars will be on auction this week in Las Vegas, but none is generating more buzz than the 1961 Ol’ Yaller VIII sports car that Elvis Presley drove in the movie “Viva Las Vegas.”
The car — Lot No. 709 — will be sold to the highest bidder at the 2nd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction being conducted through Saturday at Mandalay Bay.
Craig Jackson, the auction company’s chairman and CEO, said the owner of the car chose to sell it at the Las Vegas auction specifically because of its link to the movie. “Hopefully, someone will want it to stay in Vegas,” Jackson said.