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A marathon auction of Sir Jimmy Savile's huge collection of mementos and personal belongings has raised around £320,000 for his charities. Three auctioneers worked in relays during the non-stop, almost 13-hour sale which saw the broadcasting legend's Rolls-Royce
go for £130,000, his original, red Jim'll Fix It chair reach £8,500 and hundreds of smaller items go for hundreds of pounds each. Even as the hall emptied towards the end of the sale, a simple Jim'll Fix It badge sold for £2,000 to an internet bidder.
A tireless charity worker, Sir Jimmy is thought to have raised more than £40 million for good causes in his lifetime. He died just before his 85th birthday last year and requested his belongings be sold for charity after his death.
A lifetime of bling, string running vests, cigars, terrible gold tracksuits and even a top of the range Rolls Royce went under the hammer in Leeds today as Sir Jimmy Savile's trademark possessions were sold off for charity.
There has probably never been an auction like it, but then Jimmy was unique - and hundreds of his fans and simply the curious turned up to bid for a little piece of the showman's life. Jon Hill joined them.
Three-wheeler BMW owned by Sir Jimmy sells for £22,000 at the charity auction
The car - which Sir Jimmy called "The Beast" and still has his personalised JS 247 plate - is expected to be the highest priced single item at the sale in Leeds.
It was bought by an internet buyer as hundreds of people packed Savile Hall in the Royal Armouries complex.
The first lot in Jimmy Savile's auction - a highland suit - has sold for £280.
549 lots will be auctioned throughout the day at the Royal Armouries. Jimmy's Rolls Royce Corniche convertible is expected to go for between £60,000 and £90,000 but some buyers are saying it could go for much more.
More than 1000 bidders have registered for the auction of Sir Jimmy's belongings today. His family hope it will raise more than £300,000 for charity.
Hundreds of items belonging to Sir Jimmy Savile are going on public display ahead of an auction to sell them later this month. The auction will raise funds for his charitable trust.
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More than 1000 bidders have registered for the auction of Sir Jimmy's belongings. His family hope it will raise £300,000 for charity.