Cantona’s Rolls-Royce art car smashes £17k estimate

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A 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche that features graffiti by New York artist JonOne and belonged to former football legend Éric Cantona has made nearly £140k at Artcurial.

The feisty Frenchman, who is best known as a Manchester United striker – not to mention his infamous kung-fu style kick on an opposing Crystal Palace fan – is also an art lover.

Now an actor and patron of the Abbe Pierre Foundation, Cantona donated the machine to raise funds for the housing charity that aims to help his impoverished countrymen.

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Zagato

Hmmm, time to dust off my old Shadow, dump it at the local railway station for a couple of weeks so da skater yoof can tag it, lend it to Wayne Rooney for a bit then stick it in an auction...

Zagato

MJL

I have always had a soft spot for the Corniche DHC. It's not just the Thomas Crown Affair connection (but that helps). It seems to be the top of the tree of my teenage fantasies. Even the graffitti doesn't mar those patrician lines.

Body

This looks like car was abandoned for a year somewhere in ghetto.. I don't really like this paint job! Rolls-Royce deserves better attitude! 

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