NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A 1941 Cadillac custom-built for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is heading from the Lone Star state to a New York City auction.
Dubbed “The Duchess,” the limousine features rose-colored broadcloth upholstery, four jewelry cases and three cigar lighters.READ MORE: Day 2 Of The State Fair Of Texas Brings Visitors Fun, Football & Fried Food
It’s estimated to fetch between $500,000 to $800,000. It is being sold Nov. 21 by Sotheby’s and RM Auctions.
General Motors delivered the limo to the Windsors at the Waldorf Astoria, where they had a suite. The duke paid $14,000 for it.
One of the first Cadillacs to have power windows, it’s fitted with satin privacy curtains.
It’s being sold with the car title bearing the duke’s signature.READ MORE: No Injuries Reported After Propane Tank Explosion At Texas Motor Speedway
The current owner is a Birmingham, Ala., food critic and Cadillac collector. Morgan Murphy found it in a barn next to a tractor in Texas in 2005.
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