Elvis' CV-880 and Jetstar face uncertain future

Elvis Presley's former personal aircraft, a Convair CV-880 and a Lockheed Jetstar 6, appear to face an uncertain future according to the article Graceland May Remove Presley's Old Airplanes.
The CV-880 and Jetstar have been fixtures in Memphis since 1985, greeting tourists as they park at and enter Graceland's visitor center across the street from Elvis' former home. But to many aviation enthusiasts, the aircraft are special not only because they once belonged to the famous music star, but the CV-880 is one of three known to exist in the world today and the only one on display to the public. While long-term plans for the aircraft aren't known, Elvis fans and aviation enthusiasts around the world will no doubt be watching closely.
Elvis' CV-880 (N880EP) and Jetstar 6 (N777EP) are shown here on an old postcard from the late 1980s.

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