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Auction: Rolls Royce auctioned by Elizabeth Taylor


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New York (dpa) - A green Rolls Royce, who once owned the actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), has been auctioned in the US for the equivalent of half a million euros.

The old-timer convertible of the type Silver Cloud II went for $ 520,000 (about 460,000 euros) to an anonymous bidder said a spokesman for the auction house Guernsey's New York the German Press Agency. Before the auction, however, the auction house had hoped for four times the redeemed sum.

Taylor's then-husband Eddie Fisher had given her the car in 1960. The actress described it as the "Green Goddess" (Green Goddess) and even took it to Rome to film the movie "Cleopatra". The collector Karl Kardel from California bought her the car from her at the end of the 70s and released it for auction.

Whether Taylor has ever driven the car himself, however, is unclear. "I do not think Elizabeth ever had a driver's license," Kardel told The New York Times.

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Source: zeit

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