Rare rock n roll Rolls Royce up for auction
Previously owned by two staple names in British music, a 1965 Rolls Royce is set to go under the hammer, expected to fetch a whopping £180,000 at auction. Boasting an impressive musical history, the rare Rolls Royce used to be owned by world-renowned composer Vangelis. Well known for the scores for Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner, he owned the car for 23 years, purchasing it from another legend, Kenny Jones. Jones was the former drummer of The Faces and The Who, also enjoying being the proud owner of the Roller.
Being both blue and a convertible version, the car is incredibly hard to come by, hence the high pricetag. The Silver Cloud III DHC model includes many impressive features for its time, sporting a heavy gauge frame, electrically operated aerial, electric windows, electric hood mechanism and a radio.
Possessing an air of luxury and panache, the Cloud is also made with a cocktail cabinet under the dashboard, fully-equipped with crystal glasses and carafe.
Originally manufactured in Regal Red, the vehicles was re-sprayed blue in the 1980’s, with the colour attracting investors all over the country.
Though thought to be the composer’s pride and joy, the rumour is that he hardly drive the vehicle, meaning it remains in tip top condition after being stored in a London garage for the past 20 years.
The car will be sold by H&H auctioneers from the Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, on March 29th. But, will it fetch the £180,000 the owners are asking for? Leave your comments below.