A 1930 Ford convertible and a Cadillac SUV among Doris Day’s 800 items auctioned
A number of memorable items belonging to the late Hollywood music iconDoris Daywas auctioned online over the weekend.Julien's Auctions, based in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, held the auctions on April 4 and 5, 2020.
Among the 800 items sold were a classic 1930 Ford convertible and a 2002 Cadillac SUV. Both were sold at a whopping $124,800 (around ₹95 lakh). Julien's Auction's executive director, Martin Nolan, said the virtual auction was due to the social distancing norm followed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Ford car is a 1930 Model A Rumble Seat Roadster. The convertible, with beige and black colour combination, had appeared in the opening scene of Best Friends, an American sitcom television programme. It was sold for $96,000 (around ₹73 lakh).
The Ford Model As, one of the most prolific vehicle of its era, were manufactured between 1927 and 1931. The models ranged from sedans to pickup trucks.The car had 4-cylinder engine which could produce 40 horsepower, pushing the car's top speed to around 104 kms per hour. The Ford Model As came with 19-inch wheels and fold-down windshields.
The other car from Doris Day's collection that was put under the hammer was a Cadillac Escalade SUV. The 2002 model of the popular American SUV was sold for $28,800 (around Rs. 22 lakh).
The Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV with sharp, chiseled styling. Back in 2002, this model was built on a new truck platform developed by General Motors. The Escalade was powered by a 6.0-litre V8 engine.
Doris Day died in May 2019, at the age of 97 years.She lent voice to one of the most popular songs in her era - Que Sera, Sera. In all, she had voiced in more than 650 songs between 1947 and 1967.Doris Day also acted in a number of feature films and television shows, besides being an animal rights activist.