Here is some interesting piece of news for fans of The Great Gatsby book and the movie. This June 7, Bonham’s will auction off the 1928 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom I Ascot Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton with Brewster’s coachwork starred in the 1974 movie version of The Great Gatsby. The sale will occur during the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in Connecticut, and the car is expected to fetch anywhere between $150,000 and $200,000. The car belongs to Massachusetts collector Ted Leonard, who leaned it for the film. The car was painted a creamy yellow, and its leather upholstery died green to match the description in Fitzgerald’s novel. To own this beauty would be a dream come true for every Gatsby fan. But the car is not the only attraction at this sale. Besides the car, a scarce first edition of the book is also on offer in Bonham’s Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in New York on June 10. The book is estimated to fetch anywhere between $80,000 and $120,000. So all Gatsby fans who have managed to save during this recession, now is the time to splurge.
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