Classic Warhol Rolls-Royce to sell
Classic cars for sale often come with a story attached but a Rolls-Royce that once belonged to iconic artist, Andy Warhol, is likely to drum up more interest than most.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in question was originally sold in 1974 and it will be going under the hammer in Scottsdale, Arizona, early next year.
Photo coutesy of Bonhams
Only two people have owned the Silver Shadow since Warhol's death in 1987 and Bonhams, the auction site responsible for taking the bids in January, has extensive experience with other classic cars.
It has previously sold such rarities as a 1920 Silver Ghost Gentleman's Roadster built for an heir to a business empire and spokesperson, Mark Osborne, said that its relationship with the manufacturer would put it in a great position to do justice to Warhol's vehicle.
Although there is no price estimate for the sale of the vehicle at the time of writing, it is likely to attract serious bids due to the prestige of both the car and its former owner.
When Warhol died of complications following surgery, over 2,000 people attended a memorial mass in Pittsburgh, and the power of his influence has diminished little with the passage of time.