Picture of the Rolls-Royce silver Corniche convertible that was owned by the late Jimmy Savile.
Jimmy Savile was born in Leeds and late last year died here in the city at his home in Roundhay aged 84.
Jimmy was many things including professional wrestler, semi professional sportsman as a cyclist he competed in the 1951 Tour of Britain, Bevin Boy having been conscripted to work as a coal miner in WW2. Later Jimmy found fame as a disc jockey, first at Radio Luxembourg 1958-67 moving to Radio 1 at the BBC in 1968. He also did much TV work being the presenter on the first edition of the long running Top of the Pops show later getting his own TV show Jim'll Fix It.
He real legacy though was his numerous charitable works, its estimated that he raised around £40 for various charities including Stoke Mandeville Hospital and sponsoring medical research at the University of Leeds.
Jimmy died at his home in Roundhay adjacent to Roundhay Park on the 29th October 2011 two days before his 85th birthday. Yesterday his possessions were auctioned off in Leeds including his Rolls-Royce silver Corniche convertible which sold for £130,000.
The above picture show the immaculate interior of the very low mileage (4420 miles) roller which sold at the auction at the Savile Hall at the Royal Armouries here in Leeds. Both these photographs were taken by my friend national press photographer Lorne Campbell prior to the auction.
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