Jimmy Savile auction

An auction of the late Sir Jimmy Savile's possessions and mementoes is under way. His Rolls Royce was sold for £130,000 to an internet bidder.

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Sir Jimmy Savile auction raises £320,000

A marathon auction of Sir Jimmy Savile's huge collection of mementos and personal belongings has raised around £320,000 for his charities.

Sir Jimmy Savile auction
An auction of Sir Jimmy Savile's belongings took place in Leeds. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

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 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 Jim'll Fix It badge sold for £2,000 to an internet bidder.

Sir Jimmy Savile's Rolls-Royce sells for £130,000

Sir Jimmy Savile's 2002 Corniche Convertible
The Rolls-Royce had been expected to reach between £60,000 to £90,000. Credit: Dreweatts/PA Wire

Sir Jimmy Savile's beloved Rolls-Royce sold for £130,000 at auction today, smashing the guide price for the vehicle.

An online bidder won the battle for the silver 2002 Corniche Convertible automatic, complete with the former DJ's personalised numberplate.

The vehicle had been expected to fetch between £60,000 and £90,000.

The sale of 549 lots in Leeds will raise money for the late broadcaster's charitable trust, as ITV Calendar reports.

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Fans bid to keep Sir Jimmy Savile memorabilia in Yorkshire

Yorkshire-based fans of Sir Jimmy Savile have been keen to land his treasured items going under the hammer in Leeds today, in a bid to keep them in the region.

One man said he was determined to get one of the former broadcaster's bikes and managed to secure Lot 27 - a Falcon 21-gear mountain bike.

I just wanted to buy it so one of the bikes would stay in Leeds. You don't know, with everybody on the internet and on the phone, where they're going to go. I will ride it round Roundhay Park, which is where Jimmy rode it and had many hours of fun.

– Fan and successful bidder Nick Beckwith