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Monday, July 20, 2009

Michael Jackson's Cars


We’ve all been inundated with Michael Jackson news since his death last week, but there was one story about his cars that I found interesting. Jackson was an unusual man, and his car collection was a bit odd, too. This post at Auto Trader UK has a slideshow of the vehicles, most dating back to the 1990s. The vehicles were to be auctioned off with the singer’s Neverland estate. That auction never happened, but the images can still be seen online.
His 1999 Rolls Royce Seraph limousine is opulent, with lots of polished wood and 24-carat gold. However, the blue ruffled curtains make it feel a little creepy and hearse-like. The ceiling has gold details, and when paired with the mirrors behind the bar, it looks very Palace at Versailles.
Jackson had another Rolls Royce limo, a 1990 Silver Spur II, but it’s much less opulent than the Seraph. It has standard limousine fare, including a bar and curtains — but this time in white. However, there’s no painted ceiling or gold mantel clocks.
There are some domestic vehicles in the collection, including a 1988 Lincoln Town Car limo, a 1988 GMC Jimmy High Sierra and a 1993 Ford Econoline van with all kinds of entertainment systems in it. I’m sure kids of all ages thought this was the coolest thing ever when it came out, but I’m kind of creeped out by vans.
A 1997 Neoplan tour bus is furnished in granite, leather and more gold. It has two seating levels to provide lots of room for your entourage. Those of you with huge families should pay attention to this one and see if it is ever auctioned. The seats don’t look too bolstered for booster seats, and every seat has a window, which helps cut down on arguments. In the case of accidents (of the potty-training type, not the vehicular type), it’s even got a bidet. Eeeew!

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