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Sir Jimmy's car to go under the hammer

Hundreds of possessions of the late Sir Jimmy Savile go under the hammer for charity later this month, amassed over the entertainer's incredible 85-year life.

The rare Rolls-Royce - which is arguably the jewel in the auction's crown - has gone on display at the showroom where Sir Jimmy bought it back in 2005. Sally Simpson went along to take a look.

Sir Jim's Rolls-Royce to go under the hammer

A rare Rolls-Royce belonging to Sir Jimmy Savile has gone on show ahead of an auction of the souvenirs of his life. The dark silver Corniche, which has just four and half thousand miles on the clock, has returned to the Leeds showroom from where Sir Jimmy bought it.

The Leeds-born DJ and TV personality still owned the car when he died last year. It's one of the most attractive lots in the sale which will raise funds for his charitable trust.

Sir Jimmy's Rolls-Royce goes under the hammer

JCT600's Roger Perkins with Sir Jimmy Savile's rare Rolls-Royce Credit: JCT600

A rare Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible owned by the late Sir Jimmy Savile has returned home to car dealers JCT600 in Leeds where it is being displayed ahead of a charity auction of Sir Jimmy’s personal effects to be held on 30 July.

The ‘Last of Line’ limited edition was number 46 in a run of just 56 cars worldwide which marked the end of 56 years of production of both Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars built together in Crewe before Rolls-Royce production moved to Goodwood in 2002.

Sir Jimmy bought the dark silver coloured car from JCT600 in 2007. The interior leather is finished in cream with French navy piping to the seats and it has a blue mohair hood.

It comes complete with Sir Jimmy’s signature, a gold plated (rather than the usual silver) ‘spirit of ecstasy’ flying lady symbol on the front of the bonnet. With less than 4,500 miles on the clock, the car has a guide price of £60,000 to £90,000.

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