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Sunday, July 19, 2009

The King of Pop's Rolls Royces

It is well known that Michael Jackson was a good spender.

Something a touch intrusive to do is to have a look through the Auction catalogues of the Neverland Estate. Julien's Auction House was commissioned to sell all items from Neverland, but then of course there were legal disputes and the auction never took place.

That was in April of this year. The catalogues are still available for viewing here. A number of the decorative arts MJ collected do have themes, there where are quite a number of cupids, standing male youth holding a posy in white marble, bronze boy playing the pan pipe, marble statue of boy with mouse trap, bronze statue of boys catching crabs, that kind of thing. Who would have thought!

His car collection was also going to go under the hammer. And he had two Rolls Royce chariots.

Firstly this beautiful 1999 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph stretched limousine.

From the coachwork it looks American, bit I am unaware of the coachbuilder.

But this car is not so much about how it look from the outside, it's the interior that counts!

It is a jaw dropper! Talk about a neo-baroque spectacular! Wow!

It's not for everyone, but it's not meant to be. I think it has progressed from being so ridiculous to a sensory spectacle. Just take a look at the details.

There is a French Ormolu clock, which is most likely worth a lot more than the car. And look it's cupid.

Just look at the urns!

That is the Spirit of Ecstasy on both urns. Very customised. You can't just buy them off the shelf. Apparently Michael designed the interior.

The ceiling detail does suit the car. It is not a complete illusionistic ceiling painting that we have seen before, but it is very nice.

The second Rolls Royce chariot of Michael Jackson is a 1990 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II stretched limousine.

It does have a raised roof, so quite a bit of coachwork has been undertaken, and it does look well proportioned.

The interior is a touch disappointing after the Silver Seraph, but still with the appropriate curtains for proper privacy.

I wonder what MLS stand for?

This photo appeared in the Crewe Chronicle this week. Les Powell a Rolls Royce Motors employee remembers when the Jackson's come to Crewe, and dug up a photo of them inside the factory.

Michael's not in the shot though, but it still is a rare site! Nice V8.



At 2:04 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks, but why the "trash" label?

At 3:56 pm, Blogger bentleyspotting said...

Don't you think that writing about celebrities is a little trashy?

At 8:15 am, Anonymous basman007 said...

Not necessarily... Depends on what you're writing...


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