Nov 18 - A rare Cadillac once owed by Britain's Duke and Duchess of Windsor is set to go under the hammer. Alicia Powell reports.
It's one of the most famous Cadillacs ever made, and now it is up for auction. The classic car known as 'The Duchess' was designed for Britain's Duke and Duchess of Windsor in 1941 and transported the couple while they stayed in New York. Alain Squindo, vice president of RM Auctions said the car might appeal to a variety of possible buyers. SOUNDBITE: Alain Squindo, vice president, RM Auctions, saying (English): "There are a number of people that have expressed a great deal of interest in the car. People that have a very traditional General Motors interest, those who love history, cars with provenance and of course people who aren't typically used to buying cars but have an affinity for royal history and the Duke and Duchess in particular and therefore this is another crown jewel in that collection." Although it's expected to fetch $800,000 (USD) at auction, it is far from the most expensive automobile in the sale. Taking that title is a red 1964 Ferrari 250 LM estimated to sell for between 12 and 15 million dollars. Also up near that price range is a silver 1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB which is projected to go for between 6.5 and 8.5 million. All these cars and more will go under the gavel in the "Art of the Automobile" auction on November 21 at Sotheby's in New York.