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SINATRA WEDDING COLLECTION – Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder August 13 – 15, 2015 at Russo and Steele’s 15th Annual Monterey, California Auction. Please contact us for more information.
Former property of Frank Sinatra and originally purchased by Frank as a wedding gift to Barbara Sinatra in 1976, this amazing 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow’s shimmering Peacock Blue finish was reportedly selected to reflect the blue in “Old Blue Eyes” most well-known and distinguishing physical feature. This car was purchased through Christie’s Auction in 1997 and comes with supporting documentation from that sale, original license plate as well as documents reflecting the Sinatra family’s ownership. The car was completely stripped to bare metal and repainted in 2012. The interior is in good condition and all original except the carpets, replaced in 2012.
This car is being offered in conjunction with a 1976 Jaguar XJ-S V12, which was Frank’s wedding gift from Barbara. The current owner was able to acquire both the Rolls-Royce and the Jaguar, reuniting the “Sinatra His and Her” cars in private ownership. They have been well-maintained, and are offered here in much the same condition in which they have been kept for their entire lives. Additionally, both Frank’s XJ-S and Barbara’s Rolls-Royce were both mentioned in the Kitty Kelley tell-all book, His Way: the Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra.
These very special NO RESERVE cars are irresistible souvenirs of an American legend and the lady he loved – ideal for the car barn of any Sinatra enthusiast or collector of Hollywood memorabilia and a can’t miss opportunity to ring in the year of Sinatra’s 100th birthday with a truly special set of critically important mementos of his history and the things he truly loved.
In addition, a multitude of documents and memorabilia also accompanies the sale of the Jaguar and/or the Rolls-Royce, with the highest bidder for either of these two cars also going home with this fantastic cache of irreplaceable items, including a Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational golf bag and umbrella and an original wedding day photo album featuring the Sinatras and many of the eras biggest celebrities with negatives complete with a signed letter of authenticity from the events photographer Chuck Scardina! What better way to celebrate the upcoming 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra – quite likely the world’s greatest entertainer of the 20th Century!