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Old 28th June 2009, 21:39   #1
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Back in February it was announced that a collection of items belonging to Michael Jackson would be auctioned off, including his own fleet of vehicles. Although that auction was cancelled in mid-April, it gave us a chance see how the King of Pop lived while being chauffeured around California.

Now that MJ has passed on, we decided to take a look back at these vehicles. It is unknown what will happen to many of the Neverland Ranch possessions (Jackson did have a lot of debt), and surely some of these will wind up either on the auction block, or in a museum.

Jackson owned at least four limousines, including a 1999 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph that was unusually decorated, to say the least. Our friends at Jalopnik described it well, when they said, "The dark blue Seraph wears an interior which looks to have been pulled directly from the Palace of Versailles." Jackson was said to have designed the interior himself, which probably explains the generous use of 24-carat gold. The vehicle was said to have a 5.4-liter V12 aluminum engine that generated up to 322 horsepower.

He also owned a 1990 RollS Royce Silver Spur II, trimmed in contrasting white leather and black fabric. Dark, tinted windows were adorned in white curtains, and a full-service bar that was used for god-knows-what. His white, 1988 Lincoln Town Car had a much more subdued interior that used gray leather and fabric. The fourth limo is the same 1954 Cadillac Fleetwood used during the filming of Driving Miss Daisy. Jackson's collection included a 1997 Neoplan Tour Bus with individual seats and booths, and a king's crown embroidered in the carpet. Possibly used on the HIStory World Tour, the bus featured a bathroom lined in porcelain, gold, and granite.

A few of his other vehicles included a 1993 Ford Econoline van with leather seats, individual tv screens, and an old-school video game console, a 1986 GMC High Sierra firetruck, a 1988 GMC Jimmy, and a replica of a 1909 Detamble Model B Roadster. Amongst the collection was an electrified horse-drawn carriage, and a 2001 Harley Davidson touring police bike.

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Amazing collection that MJ had.The fleetwood model takes the cake..its pristine.
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Superb Collection, a lot of timeless beauties in there as well ! MJ really knew how to travel in style !
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Outstanding pics. That's sheer class and style!!
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I wonder where these cars are going to end up now. Hope the person who buys it at an auction takes care of it well
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I think that auction of these cars will take place as MJ have to pay loan amount of $500 million as per NDTV India is saying !!!
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I think that auction of these cars will take place as MJ have to pay loan amount of $500 million as per NDTV India is saying !!!
bad car collection for a person this hugely successful. I'd have expected a couple of exotics.not a ford ecoline!!??
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bad car collection for a person this hugely successful. I'd have expected a couple of exotics.not a ford ecoline!!??
I think its subjective. Just bcoz he had the money doesn't mean he should own exotics.

Only 2 kinds of people buy exotic/expensive cars. Those who really love them for what they are and those who use them as status symbols.

I dont think MJ really cared about power/performance and as far as status/fame goes, he had more than he could ask for.

Infact, if MJ owned a Ferrari, you wouldn't hear people say "Wow, MJ owns a Ferrari", they'd say "Wow, Ferrari managed to sell one to MJ". LOL

But, i think i rem seeing an "Aston Martin" being taken out of his house on tv, how come that isn't on the list?

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Ah a Ford Econoline
Figures. Its the favourite of child molesters everywhere
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I think its subjective. Just bcoz he had the money doesn't mean he should own exotics.


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I guess you are right. His rolls' are nice though and maybe that's all that he liked from the lonely corner that he relegated himself to.
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For me, except for the RR, everything else is not appealing to me.
Maybe he was not a car freak at all.
Maybe he wanted to keep a low profile everywhere he went.
Otherwise, for a man of his stature I would expect at least 2 private jets.
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Well he was not a car freak, he had other loves like of antiques and he is said to have enviable collection of them at the Neverland ranch.
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its good to see people like MJ stuck with a jimmy and an econoline. anyways, i want 3 cars from his stable-the lincoln, the jimmy and the caddy.
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I feel MJ had a modest collection of cars. Maybe he didn't care about it too much.
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The collection might be quite old, I have seen in fox history, huge Garage. If there are serious buyers, as a fame to own MJ's car, only cars would pay his 500 million.
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