Sir Jimmy Savile’s old Range Rover set to go under the hammer

The old Range Rover belonging to Jimmy Savile is being auctioned off
The old Range Rover belonging to Jimmy Savile is being auctioned off
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It’s got a double mattress in the back, its own sink and even comes with the faintest smell of rich Cuban cigar smoke – Stoke Mandeville Hospital patron Sir Jimmy Savile’s car is up for sale.

The 1978 Range Rover Carawagon estate - registration number YBL 322T - was owned by the TV legend when he was at the height of his fame in the late 1970s.

He used to sleep in it when he was travelling between one his five houses while doing charity work.

The custom-made, three door 4x4 went on public display on Thursday before it is auctioned off to the highest bidder on Saturday (February 18) at an historic car auction in Surrey.

The estimate for the white off-roader, which has a luxurious beige interior, is between £11,000 to £16,000.

John Tomlin, from Historics at Brooklands who are handling the sale, told the YEP: “It’s a 1978 Range Rover estate bought by Jimmy Savile from new.

“He specified a Carawagon conversion. They were a Midlands company which specialised in modifying Range Rovers, mostly for the military.

“This one has two mattresses in the back, curtains along the windows and a metal wash basin with running water.

“Sir Jimmy owned it and it’s registered to him and comes complete with the original log book.

“He bought it in 1978 and sold it in 1983.

“We also know that it was registered to a house he owned just outside Broadmoor Hospital.

“As far as I’m aware it has had seven owners since Sir Jimmy sold it.

“There’s been massive interest, especially in light of the fact that Sir Jimmy recently passed away.

“We’ve even had one person ask if there’s any presence of Sir Jimmy in the vehicle. I didn’t know what to say. It’s a one-off vehicle.”

The legendary DJ and fundraiser died on October 29 in his Roundhay penthouse, just two days shy of his 85th birthday.

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