Savile’s cars to be sold for charity

| 17 Jul 2012

A BMW Isetta will be one of the more interesting lots when a collection of the late Sir Jimmy Savile’s possessions goes up for sale on 30 July at Saviles Hall in Leeds.

The star of Top Of The Pops and Jim’ll Fix It purchased the Isetta 300 Plus in 1965 while he was a resident DJ at the New Elizabethan Ballroom in Belle Vue, Manchester.

It is thought to have had a full-body restoration by the Isetta Owners’ Club registrar, Lee Turnham.

The three-wheeler comes complete with roof-mounted orange warning light, which Saville retro-fitted after a near-miss with a truck. The Duke of Edinburgh was reputedly a passenger in the car and it is estimated to fetch £5-8000.

Also going under the hammer is Savile’s Rolls-Royce Corniche. Number 46 of the 56 ‘Last of Line’ models, it was built to mark the end of 56 years of production at Crewe.

The convertible comes complete with the numberplate JS 247 – 247 Medium Wave being the frequency Radio 1 was broadcast on from 1967 -’78. It is expected to make £60-90,000.

All the money raised by the sale will be donated to the Sir Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust, to find out more visit the auction’s website.