Sinatra's Roller up for grabs | Car Talk - Car News Oct 2018

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14:38 Wednesday 31 Oct 2018

A 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible bought as a 70th Birthday gift for Frank Sinatra by fellow Rat Pack legends Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr is to go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ NEC Classic Motor Show.

The event takes place on 10-11 November, where Ol’ Blue Eyes’ Roller is expected to fetch between £105,000-£125,000.  Imported to the USA by Rolls-Royce on 13th November 1984, the Mason Black-finished Corniche Convertible with red leather interior and rear picnic tables was owned by the Chairman of the Board until 1990, when he gifted it to his assistant Ingemar Fredriksson.  It followed Fredriksson to southern Spain following Sinatra’s death twenty years ago, before being acquired by the vendor who bought it back to the UK for a £47,000 recomissioning programme at the hands of Rolls-Royce specialists Performance and Prestige Cars Ltd of Peterborough.  The wooden door cappings were refinished, the Mason Black paint touched up, and the 6.7-litre engine returned to full working order along with the suspension and braking system.

Arwel Richards, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions, called the sale “an amazing opportunity for film, music and car fans alike.”

 

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