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Frank Sinatra’s Rolls Royce Could be Yours

In our opinion, there is nothing more exciting than a great car owned by a great celebrity, with we at Limo Broker being lucky enough to boast some pretty extraordinary cars on our books. This is why we are thrilled to learn of a new Rolls Royce up for grabs. According to sources, a Roller previous owned by the one and only Frank Sinatra is on the market.

But, unlike many celebrity cars, this car was actually used by the music sensation, not just left in a garage to rust. Bought for the ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ singer, the 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible was a 70th birthday present, gifted to Sinatra by fellow Rat Pack members Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin.

A £125,000 price tag

Brought over from New York to the UK when purchased after the star’s death, the car will now go up for auction at the NEC Classic Motor Show Sale in Birmingham. Taking place on November 10th, the car is expected to fetch a commendable £125,000. Having recently had £47,000 spent on it to restore it, the Rolls Royce is in a truly spectacular state.

“Frank Sinatra is a name that has remained prominent in the world of music and culture and even since his death in 1998, Sinatra’s films and music are still revered as some of the greatest of all time,” said Arwel Richards, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions.

“Offering Ol’ Blue Eyes’ Rolls-Royce at auction for the first time in its history presents an amazing opportunity for film, music and car fans alike. The influence Sinatra still holds over the music and film industry to this day is real evidence of the respect and love he garnered throughout his career.”

Let us know what you think, would you part with £125,000 for Frank Sinatra’s car?

Kylie Jenner gifted vintage Rolls Royce for her 21st Birthday

Love them or hate them, you cannot deny that the Kardashian sisters know a thing or two about style. This is especially true when it comes to their impressive convoy of cars. Renowned for travelling in the most lavish or vehicles, the sisters’ fleet comprises of some of the finest, luxury car brands ever made. And, it’s always growing.  

Just this week, Kylie Jenner, the youngest members of the celeb clan, celebrated her 21st birthday. Receiving gifts and messages from just about everyone in the world, the make-up entrepreneur will no doubt have a favourite gift; the vintage Rolls Royce. Gifted to her by boyfriend and father to their daughter, Travis Scott, the rapper certainly did well on the present front.  

“A blessed birthday” 

Kylie wrote, “a blessed birthday, so grateful..” alongside the picture of the vehicle, sending her millions of followers into a slight liking frenzy.  

But, this is not the first car that Travis Scott has bought the soon-to-be Billionaire. In what was branded a ‘push present’, he presented the 21-tear-old reality star with a Ferrari following the birth of their first child, Stormi. Costing a whopping $1.4 million, we can only imagine what this luxury Rolls Royce set the rapper back by.  

Wanting to give his ‘beau’ the best birthday possible, the ‘Astroworld’ rapper wrote the following on social media: 

“Happy bday wifey I love u mommy u my heart rib toes and all. May God continue to bless u and ur spirit. This mark in ur life is the start to more greatness.” 

Thought to be from the 1950’s, the car is incredibly rare and undeniably beautiful. Coming adorned with a large red bow, could there be a more perfect birthday gift?  

In addition to the vehicle, Jenner’s flame also filled her garden with Instagrammable red roses. Her Momanager, the famous Kris Jenner, was also incredibly generous. Giving her daughter a set of Betty Boop Louis Luton luggage, it’s fair to say that the make-up tycoon was well and truly spoilt.  

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle choose Electric Jaguar as their wedding car

Unless you have been under a rock for the last 6 months, you will know that a rather lavish wedding took place on the weekend. Seeing Prince Harry tie the knot with American actress, Meghan Markle, the celebration did not disappoint when it came to extravagance. From guests such as Oprah Winfrey and the Beckhams to the £30m budget, the world stopped and stared as the young couple joined in matrimony.

While many were fixated on Meghan’s dress, shoes and tiara, we at Limo Broker waited patiently to see what the royals had in store for us when it came to transportation. Again, the couple did not fail us, exiting the star-studded event in an Jaguar E Type Concept Zero. Defying royal wedding car convention, many expected Harry to keep up with tradition and enjoy a ride in a petrol-guzzling Rolls Royce; but, did they make the right decision?

Well, many have commended the newlyweds for their car choice. With the car being electric, the couple communicate the message that they are environmentally—friendly, flying the flag for electric cars during one of the most-watched programmes of all time. However, unlike many eco-cars, this vehicle does not compromise when it comes to style.

A remake of ‘the most beautiful car in the world’

As a car that Enzo Ferrari describes as ‘the most beautiful car in the world’, this particular E-Type is a remake of the 1968 classic, staying true to its iconic look during the modernisation process.

Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said the following at the launch of the eco version in 2017.

“E-type Zero combines the renowned E-type dynamic experience with enhanced performance through electrification. This unique combination creates a breathtaking driving sensation.

“Our aim with E-type Zero is to future-proof classic car ownership. We’re looking forward to the reaction of our clients as we investigate bringing this concept to market.”

With the ability to get from 0-62 mph in and admirable 5.5 seconds, the car not only looks like the original but it performs like it also.

So, what do you think; does the royal wedding car deserve its price tag of £350,000? Leave your thoughts with us.

Lewis Hamilton’s £165,000 limo up for sale on Auto Trader

Whilst we tend to use Auto Trader for our ‘middle of the road’ cars, the car sales website has listed something rather spectacular this week; Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-Benz S600 Maybach Limo. Though said to be bought for a whopping £165,000, the car is currently being promoted for £104,000, a real bargain when considering the car’s celebrity association. 

No ordinary S-Class

But, this is no ordinary S-Class, with the racing champion having enjoyed a range of optional extras. From adorning some impressive 22” alloy wheels to its sleek panoramic glass sunroof, it is safe to say that the car looks the part.  

In addition to exterior upgrades, the car also enjoys the benefits of a rear seat entertainment package and a top-of-the-range Burmester audio system; making the car fit for any car enthusiast. The new owner can also use the car to unwind and relax, with its cabin fitted with massage chairs, self-closing doors and privacy blinds. But, this car is not all about gismos and gadget. Under the bonnet you will find a rather boisterous 6-litre, biturbo V12 engine; one that can achieve 520bhp and get from 0 to 600mph in a mild 5 seconds.  

A warm welcome from Auto Trader

Thrilled to have such a high-profile car with such a wonderful backstory in their catalogue, Auto Trader were eager to list the Maybach. Talking following the car going live on their site, Erin Baker of Auto Trader said:  

“This is a seriously luxurious car. The standard S-Class is one of the swankiest cars that Mercedes makes, and this Maybach edition is even more high-end, featuring ultimate comfort mixed with cutting-edge technology.” 

“As a Mercedes F1 driver and a four-time world champion, it’s no surprise that Lewis wanted the best of the best. Mercedes must have offered him something pretty special to replace this one. Maybe it’s the new Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar.” 

Let us know what you think; is Hamilton’s ride worth the £104,000 being asked of it? 

Kim Jong Un’s limousine branded a ‘portable-potty’

It’s been a huge week for high-profile limousines, with many details emerging over what both Donald Trump and Vladmir Putin can expect from their new rides. Now, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un joins the race, unveiling his spectacular limousine. Surrounded by 12 bodyguards (on foot), the limousine was rather hard to miss!

Basic requests

Whilst Trump is renowned for his lavish tastes (once sporting a gold limousine), it appears that Jong Un’s requests are far more basic; an in-cabin toilet.

“There are multiple vehicles within the convoy so that people cannot tell which one he is in, and there is a separate car that acts as his restroom” a source confirms.

Apparently, the leader requires a secret restroom everywhere he goes. Though a bit of an unusual feature, when you apply some logic, it makes sense. Being a busy individual that travels a great deal, having a toilet to hand is a good idea. But, did you know that he requests his own toilet no matter how he travels? This goes for air travel as well as trains and limos.

But, is there something more to this? Well, according to many, the president having his own toilet in his limo is about control, knowing exactly where the toilet’s contents is going and, in whose hands (pardon the imagery). Some believe that the toilet is to stop foreign intelligence operatives from gaining access to his excrement, not being able to determine the state of his health.

“If true, it really speaks to the paranoia of the North Korean regime,” Bongino, a Former U.S. Secret Service agent says.

Where a great deal of focus has been placed on the potty, we at Limo Broker cannot deny the good looks of the car. Opting for another sleek, black Mercedes-Benz, the car is stunning and surprisingly understated for such a powerful man.

Let us know what you think about the Potty Limo by leaving your comments with us.