Sir Jimmy Savile’s possessions up for auction to raise funds for charity
Sir Jimmy Savile, who of course passed away last year, had dedicated much of his life to raising money for charity, and even in death, he’s continuing his legacy of giving by writing into his will that some of his most treasured possessions should be auctioned off and the proceeds split between his favourite charities.
Going on sale at next month – overseen by prestigious auctioneers Dreweatts – will be Sir Jimmy’s prized £90,000 Rolls-Royce Corniche, his diamond-encrusted 18ct gold Rolex watch that’s worth around £12,000, and his BMW Isetta Bubble car.
Also going under the hammer are his collection of Cuban cigars and an assortment of other items of memorabilia, such as his famous rose-tinted specs, a signed Christmas card from Prince Charles and his sons William and Harry, as well as the original Jim’ll Fix It chair…
Dreweatts director, David Rees, told the Daily Star, “Sir Jimmy’s charity trustees were particularly keen we had some of his cigars in affordable lots like these so all his fans will have an opportunity to buy a piece of his life.”
It’s expected that the auction will raise around £200,000-£300,000, all of which will go Sir Jimmy’s Charitable Trust, which continues to support his favourite charities.
You can find out more about the auction by clicking here to go Dreweatts website.