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Sir Jimmy Saville's Range Rover (auction Feb 2012)

Sir Jimmy Saville's Range Rover (auction Feb 2012)

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RESSE

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4,547 posts

128 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Sir Jimmy Saville's 'live-in' Range Rover is going to auction in February, and is expected to fetch over five times what he paid for it originally.

The Carawagon conversion enabled Sir Jimmy to live in his Range Rover while travelling between charity fundraising trips.

Carawagon conversions were usually on Land Rover 109s, and were most popular in the '70s and early '80s, made by a company called Searle of Sunbury-on-Thames (later Carawagon International). They were approved by Land Rover, and turned the 109 into an all-conquering caravan; a fleet was ordered by the Army for use in the heat of battle.

A handful of Range Rovers were also converted, though nowhere near as many of these were made as 109s.

Ordered new in 1978, Sir Jimmy's Range Rover features a wash basin between the front seats and rear curtains for privacy.

LotusOmega375D

3,100 posts

60 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Now then, now then, guys 'n gals...

...what about the cigars and whisky decanter and glasses hidden in the armrests?


felixlighter

228 posts

54 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Howsabout that then, googness gracious!!

Drclarke

692 posts

80 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Dear Jim

Can you fix it for me to buy your old car for £200 and then sell on for £20000

Lots of love

David Clarke
Aged 52.5

miniman

18,258 posts

169 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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LotusOmega375D said:
Now then, now then, guys 'n gals...

...what about the cigars and whisky decanter and glasses hidden in the armrests?
And Madeline McCann in the spare wheel well...
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XJ13

347 posts

76 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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When it broke did Jim fix it?

V8 TVR

245 posts

96 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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miniman said:
And Madeline McCann in the spare wheel well...
you're a prick.

Andy 308GTB

1,064 posts

128 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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V8 TVR said:
miniman said:
And Madeline McCann in the spare wheel well...
you're a prick.
Harsh but fair

VIPERLESS

2,984 posts

190 months

Wednesday 18th January 2012
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V8 TVR said:
you're a prick.
Just wanted to add to that comment.........GET A LIFE YOU PRICK! If you want to post comments like that go somewhere else you Muppet!

GC8

17,009 posts

97 months

Thursday 19th January 2012
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Not a fantastic contribution, but what I suspect that miniman was suggesting, was that JS may not have had as blemish free past as people like to think. It doesnt take a deal of searching before you start to smell something unpleasant.

neutral 3

2,542 posts

77 months

Friday 20th January 2012
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Has No one a good word for Jimmy Saville ? He's not here to defend himself .

Like many of the 70 DJs ( Inc E. Roscoe , T Blackburn , etc etc ) he was a Big lady's man , Who wouldn't be I'n his position .

He was Also A Huge Petrol head , and Owned 15 E Types apparently ( Google image him , great and amuseing photo of him trying to fit a new Viking Racer into his early Alloy Dash E Type Roadster ( Opal Light Metalic Blue , by the look of it ) outside a Manchester Cycle shop I'n the early 60s . He was apparently a very good cyclist .

He brought a LOT of pleasure to a LOT of peoples lives and raised Vast amounts for charity .
Yes He was an eccentric, and very much enjoyed crashing out in his Rangy and Camper vans , but many English man were and are eccentric !

Re his RR, a midlands dealer advertised it aprox 4 years ago, I tried to buy it then, but it had sold, and I also missed it twice on flea bay .
It is Only a basic Camper conversion, lacking a pop up / elevating roof , which an RR camper desperately needed. And I beleive Dormobile made a better RR conversion . But both sold I'n Very small nos due to their Huge cost and limited interior space . To make a good camper a 2 door rangy needed at the very least a longer wheelbase and a higher roof as STD , like the Discovery one
I think this one is vastly Overestimated price wise, but anything can happen at an auction . Be interesting to see what it fetches .

GC8

17,009 posts

97 months

Friday 20th January 2012
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No one who had dealings with him seemed to have a good word for him, and the rumours about his past started over twenty years ago...

DBSV8

4,674 posts

145 months

Friday 20th January 2012
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neutral 3 said:
He was Also A Huge Petrol head , and Owned 15 E Types apparently ( Google image him , great and amuseing photo of him trying to fit a new Viking Racer into his early Alloy Dash E Type Roadster ( Opal Light Metalic Blue , by the look of it ) outside a Manchester Cycle shop I'n the early 60s . He was apparently a very good cyclist .

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He was indeed , tour of Britain 1951 came in 48th nick name "the Duke "


DBSV8

4,674 posts

145 months

Friday 20th January 2012
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Elderly said:
As somebody who worked with him on TOTP on a number of occasions throughout the 70's,
'I couldn't possibly comment' rolleyes.
your the "Hairy cornflake" and i claim my five pounds

or Tony Blackburn ??

B Huey

4,881 posts

106 months

Saturday 21st January 2012
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neutral 3 said:
Has No one a good word for Jimmy Saville ? He's not here to defend himself .

Like many of the 70 DJs ( Inc E. Roscoe , T Blackburn , etc etc ) he was a Big lady's man , Who wouldn't be I'n his position .

He was Also A Huge Petrol head , and Owned 15 E Types apparently ( Google image him , great and amuseing photo of him trying to fit a new Viking Racer into his early Alloy Dash E Type Roadster ( Opal Light Metalic Blue , by the look of it ) outside a Manchester Cycle shop I'n the early 60s . He was apparently a very good cyclist .

He brought a LOT of pleasure to a LOT of peoples lives and raised Vast amounts for charity .
Yes He was an eccentric, and very much enjoyed crashing out in his Rangy and Camper vans , but many English man were and are eccentric !

Re his RR, a midlands dealer advertised it aprox 4 years ago, I tried to buy it then, but it had sold, and I also missed it twice on flea bay .
It is Only a basic Camper conversion, lacking a pop up / elevating roof , which an RR camper desperately needed. And I beleive Dormobile made a better RR conversion . But both sold I'n Very small nos due to their Huge cost and limited interior space . To make a good camper a 2 door rangy needed at the very least a longer wheelbase and a higher roof as STD , like the Discovery one
I think this one is vastly Overestimated price wise, but anything can happen at an auction . Be interesting to see what it fetches .
Just because someone isn't here to defend themselves doesn't mean they weren't a dirty old paedo.


Zingari

772 posts

80 months

Saturday 21st January 2012
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Interesting how we stereotype people. But just once there is occasionally someone who defies the sceptics.

True enough Jim was weird in some areas, eccentric even, but paedo I doubt as it would have been disclosed by now.

Hows about that then................

LordBretSinclair

3,308 posts

84 months

Saturday 21st January 2012
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My dear old grandad used to say "If you can't say something nice about someone don't say anything at all".

Can I suggest that all these rumour spreaders go off to some other forum so that we can get back to discussing classic cars. banghead

VinceFox

20,190 posts

79 months

Saturday 21st January 2012
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Edited by VinceFox on Saturday 21st January 10:47

aw51 121565

4,726 posts

140 months

Sunday 22nd January 2012
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DBSV8 said:
neutral 3 said:
He was Also A Huge Petrol head , and Owned 15 E Types apparently ( Google image him , great and amuseing photo of him trying to fit a new Viking Racer into his early Alloy Dash E Type Roadster ( Opal Light Metalic Blue , by the look of it ) outside a Manchester Cycle shop I'n the early 60s . He was apparently a very good cyclist .

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He was indeed , tour of Britain 1951 came in 48th nick name "the Duke "

Thanks for posting that smile .

Others have referred to him raising lots of money for charity - he actually raised £40M. Or £45M, according to a "Jimmy Savile at the BBC" programme on the beeb over Christmas.

lowdrag

7,966 posts

120 months

Sunday 22nd January 2012
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It's strange how, seemingly, people who weren't even born when he was in his pomp are criticising him. Yes, he was a one-off, but then so were so many of the brilliant artists/performers/speed record holders et al. You know, I don't remember a vast amount of criticism of Alan Clark when he died, but he too was an anachronism. May they both rest in peace.