Belfast Telegraph

Jimmy Savile auction lots on show

Sir Jimmy Savile's gold suits and his Rolls-Royce are among thousands of items that have gone on show ahead of an auction of his massive collection of memorabilia.

A sale room in Leeds was crammed with the broadcaster's trademark tracksuits, bikes, photographs, furniture and even the first ever chair from his Jim'll Fix It TV show.

It will all go under the hammer on Monday, at Sir Jimmy's request, to raise money for his charitable trust.

His niece, Amanda Mckenna said of the sale: "It's inevitable and I've had eight months to get used to it since he passed away and I think it's great that it's all going to charity.

"There's lots of memories in lots of things. It's bitter-sweet but it's what he wanted and that's what counts."

Sir Jimmy died just before his 85th birthday last year. He is thought to have raised more than £40 million for charity in his life.

Will Richards, from auctioneers Dreweatts, said the collection was incredible and almost impossible to value.

He said one of the star lots was Sir Jimmy's immaculate 2002 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible, which has just 4,420 miles on the clock and carries a conservative sale estimate of £60,000 to £90,000. The DJ nicknamed his beloved car "The Beast" and it still bears his personal registration number, JS 247.

Mr Richards also revealed the famous Jim'll Fix It chair is expected to fetch £8,000 to £12,000.

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