John Entwistle’s Rolls-Royce Up for Auction

John Entwistle Car

It’s been a big week for dead rock legend memorabilia: We already learned that John Lennon’s tooth is being sent to scientists for DNA sequencing, and now a car once owned by late Who bassist John Entwistle is headed for auction.

Yes, according to Ultimate Classic Rock (via UK paper The Daily Mail), you’ll have a chance to buy the bass virtuoso’s 1980 Silver Shadow Rolls-Royce next month at auction, where the vehicle is expected to go for around 12,000 pounds (or roughly $25,000).

After Entwistle died in 2002, his family sold the Rolls-Royce (which he used to transport his massive Irish wolfhounds around his estate in Gloucestershire) to a Scottish owner, who is now unloading the sweet ride. (I don’t know engines, but “6,750cc V8” sounds pretty impressive, and there’s no denying the thrill of “cream leather upholstery.”)

“The car has been kept at an estate in Perthshire, Scotland, where it was mainly used for grouse shooting,” said an auction house official. “(It) has been garage stored in a ‘bubble’ to maintain ideal air temperature.”

What do you think, Who nuts? Want to “Fiddle About” with The Ox’s wheels?

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