Godfather cars go under the hammer in Scottsdale

| 16 Jan 2013

Two Lincolns that starred in the triple Oscar-winning film The Godfather will lead a list of (slightly) more attainable machines at Bonhams' Scottsdale sale on 17 January.

The cars, a 1941 Custom Limousine and a 1941 Continental Coupe (both offered at no reserve), served as transport for the New York-based Sicilian Mafia that featured in the movie.

The Coupe is perhaps the more prominent of the two. It was the steed of choice for Santino "Sonny" Corleone (played by James Caan) and featured during the gangster’s assassination at a causeway tollbooth, near Long Island's South Shore.

The limousine appeared at the Corleone family wedding and directly after the failed assassination attempt on Marlon Brando’s character, Don Vito Corleone.

The cars are said to be in excellent condition having been bought directly after the blockbuster, then meticulously stored by Eugene Beardslee.

The full lot list is on the Bonhams’ website.