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Evita Peron's 1951 Cadillac official limousine to be auctioned in England

Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 05:31 UTC
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A 1951 Cadillac which was Argentina's charismatic leader Evita Peron official limousine will be auctioned on Sunday 20 March by Bonhams at Chichester, southern England. The going price for the black classic, which was also used by Evita´s husband, three times Argentine president Juan Domingo Peron, is estimated at between 120.000 and 150.000 Euros. Read full article


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  • ilsen

    Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house. Founded in 1793, it is one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques.

    Can any-one inform me of the £% they will collect on this sale?

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    15% of the first £50,000 and then 12% there after of the hammer price. They are at Goodwood and there are also two aircraft on the list plus some very affordable cars and some cars that will fetch a great deal more than this old girl.

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    This car has clearly got more class than the whore Evita who disgraced it by being 'ridden' inside it by all accounts.

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #3 Chris R
    “The whore Evita.”
    Parroting the insult hat hateful oligarchs used against a woman long dead shows Chris' defiance of the powers that be! My god Chris, I can believe you are so principled and courageous. Don't ever die--we need you to lead the forces of the eternal truth!

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 03:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    You could've stopped at “parrotting”.

    Story of Chris' life.

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 10:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 4 House of straw builder

    You must be infected from the pathogens that invade the wet straw you encourage the local numb-nuts to 'build' their houses with when you defend the likes of the whore, Evita.

    Let me educate you on something that two of my female argentine friends told me about Evita (neither knew the other had told me): when she was at the peak of her pile of 'Johns' she took it upon herself to 'educate' the rest of the population about what to wear and when.

    One summer when it was particularly hot my friends (much younger then of course and both would have been very good looking) took to going to restaurants in off the shoulder summer dresses. Both of them (each at different places) were told to cover their shoulders as 'The Lady' did not approve.

    I fell apart laughing when they explained who The Lady was!

    It seems Argentina is entranced with prostitution given that the Pink House was once a brothel.

    Perhaps neither you nor the mental patient realize that for most women (not all of course) prostitution is a soulless disgrace and a life they are forced into to make ends meet.

    But you don't care about that, do you?

    @ 5 Stevie

    Thank you for the compliment, it seems that your latest stay in the mental institution is working much better than the previous attempts.

    Please try not to back-slide like before.

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Thanks for the info Jo B.
    Less of the 'old girl', though, please young man!

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 01:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    LOL. Well, she's no spring chicken!

    She hasn't gone under the hammer yet but I'll let you know how much she goes for.. A 1955 300SL Merc fetched over £841,000 (inc premium).

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #6 Chris R
    Coming from a difficult childhood, Evita was a complex character. She was liberal in her relationships, and the ladies with good standing in society deeply hated and envied her and called her a whore.
    However, and in spite of all the contradictions of her arrival to a high and powerful position, Evita still remembered what being needy was, and set up to improve the lot of the poorest. She pushed Peron to do more in terms of social assistance to children, women and the old. She was known for calling rich business men to her office and pressuring them into giving to build senior or children facilities.
    All of which was deeply resented by the Argentine oligarchy, who was and remains fiercely opposed to any improvement for the lower class. (My god, a domestic or a rural worker having rights enshrined by law? What those people think they are?).
    Now, I do understand that the rich fat ladies called Evita a whore, because she broke into their comfortable life with multiple servants at their feet.
    However, seeing in this day and age somebody repeating the old hateful, anti-women insult is beyond belief, and the product of a pitiful, troubled soul.

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    SOLD £85,000 (€109,000)

    Quite a bit less than the anticipated €110,000- 150,000.

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 9 House of straw builder

    I was almost ready to believe this crap until you spoilt it by adding the usual bent-minded phrases you so love: “and the product of a pitiful, troubled soul”

    You just cannot help yourself can you? Each time you snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with such comments.

    Anyway I don't give a fuck about the Nazi lover who did a trip to Switzerland to help bring her Nazi friends property 'home', or are you going to spin that as well.

    And comparing the whore with Princess Di is stretching it a bit (it's in a lovefest book about The Whore).

    You will be claiming next that you have a brain!

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 06:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (10) Jo Bloggs

    SOLD £85,000...

    Quite a bit more than Princess Diana's Audi A4 that went for £36,500...

    The Free Market has clearly spoken clearly about the value of them lasses...

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 11:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    Evita. The most famous Argentine. And no one outside of Argie land cares.

    Shown by the low expected cost of the car

    Mar 21st, 2016 - 01:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    12 Think

    Another pointless post driven by illogical wishful thinking. For what it's worth let's look at this.

    World book values for automobiles are only as reliable as the last sale or two when it comes to cars like the 51 Cadillac but more reliable for a 90s A4. That statement aside the two vehicles' book values minus fame value (FV) are as follows:
    Cadillac: £76,000
    A4: £22,500

    Throw in FV. FV = the difference between book value and sale value unless within 15%. The unless within 15% is to take account of normal sale price fluctuations.

    Sale prices were £85,000 and £36,500.

    Therefore FV for each vehicle was as follows:
    Cadillac FV: 0%
    A4 FV: 47%

    Mar 21st, 2016 - 09:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 14 Jo Bloggs

    Come on Joe!

    You don't expect The Lunatic of Chubut to be able to comprehend all that arithmetic do you?

    I bet that tank wasn't in Glass's Guide though! :o)

    Mar 21st, 2016 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (14) Joe Bloggs

    Are you saying that the “World Book Value” for a 1951 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine is £ 76,000...???

    Could you please provide a link to that “ World Book Value” of yours...???

    The highest price I can find in the real world is U$ 32,700 = £ 22,700...

    You must be the Malvinas Islands used cars salesman...!!!
    You lads are always soooo trustworthy...
    Chuckle chuckle...

    Mar 21st, 2016 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    I think I'll take up fishing if they're all as easy to reel in as you Think. I made the whole lot up so I am surprised you only queried the World Book Value! Is there such a thing? I doubt it. In short, I put as much effort into replying to your pointless post as it deserved. LOL ;-)

    I thought it was quite good. FV? Give me a break!

    The Union flag still flies over the Falklands and all is well.

    Chuckle chuckle

    Mar 21st, 2016 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    As I said at (16)...
    You are as trustworthy as an used cars salesman...

    Mar 21st, 2016 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    Make no mistake about it. I wouldn't give you the steam off my shit.

    Just so we understand each other.

    Mar 21st, 2016 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    Do you think the car would be worth more as scrap?

    Mar 22nd, 2016 - 08:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Boat anchor?

    Mar 22nd, 2016 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Mar 22nd, 2016 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    It's just a Cadillac Think. Not a chariot worthy of a deity...

    Mar 22nd, 2016 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    “Just” a Cadillac Fleetwood...
    A chariot worthy of deities and “THE” King...,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/18n2tfp1liu02jpg.jpg

    Definitely not an anchor....!

    Mar 22nd, 2016 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Alas, your image wouldn't respond to my laptop, however it matters not: if the choices are limited to say...a 1929 Bentley ( supercharged I assume ) and a gullwing Merc, well that Caddy might as well be a boat anchor.


    ...kind of


    Mar 22nd, 2016 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Try this...:

    Mar 22nd, 2016 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Well...The King always did have a taste for vulgarity!

    Mar 23rd, 2016 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Besides..., my refined Oztralian Outback interlocutor...

    Comparing a 1951 Cadillac with the 1929 Bentley is a bit unfair, matey...

    For fairness..., try this 1930 Caddy...:


    Mar 23rd, 2016 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Definitely classier Think.

    Mar 23rd, 2016 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Classy cars all the above, indeed...
    Not as the ugly ones we assemble down here...
    Just a couple of historic examples...:

    Mar 23rd, 2016 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Certainly wouldn't win any beautiful car awards, but that Val had one hell of an engine!

    Mar 23rd, 2016 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Do you use the same criteria for your Sheilas?

    ...“Juppp mate..., she's damn ugly but awfully strong”....


    Mar 23rd, 2016 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    No Think. I'm perfectly capable of distinguishing automobiles from women. I do have a fondness for Whole Lotta Rosie though...

    Mar 24th, 2016 - 03:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    .................................................................................................Then, you should be the first to appreciate the intrinsic value of the overdimensioned Cadillac Fleetwood 51's backseat...

    Can you imagine working on Rosie in a gullwing...?

    Mar 24th, 2016 - 04:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    A king-size bed would be more...appropriate, I gently suggest.

    Mar 24th, 2016 - 04:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    I dunot know in Oztralia, mate... but down here in Patagonia..., king-size beds don't just grow out in the outback...

    Mar 24th, 2016 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Well Think, you may not be aware of this, but back in the day we used to make utilities, otherwise known as Utes, otherwise known as shaggin' wagons...amongst other names. Much better suited to carnal activities than a '51 Cadillac.

    We are a resourceful people Think.

    Mar 24th, 2016 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    One learns something every day...
    “UTES” huhhhhhhhh...?

    And your Sheilas just let themselves be driven for hours to those..., I imagine..., luxury shaggin' outposts, in the middle of nowhere, without losing momentum?

    You aren't just a resourceful, mate...
    You are darn lucky!

    Mar 24th, 2016 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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