Tony Soprano’s Escalade can be yours (PHOTOS)
The white Cadillac Escalade Tony Soprano drove to the Bada Bing Club in can be yours to drive to the supermarket in an upcoming culture of pop culture items.
(Well, we suppose you could drive it to a strip club, too. That's your business. We're not judging.)
RR Auction will put the vehicle complete with a New Jersey license plate up for bid on Thurs, Nov 12 with a starting bid of $5,000. James Gandolfini signed the interior of the Escalade twice in black felt tip: once inside the driver’s side sun visor, “Thanks for the truck, James Gandolfini,” and once on the panel above the glovebox simply “James Gandolfini.”
"A recognizable prop from one of the most acclaimed television series ever produced,” said Robert Livingston, executive VP at Boston-based RR Auction.
Tony Soprano was behind the wheel in a key episode from season five when he ran Phil Leotardo off the road and into a parked car trying to collect a debt, landing "The Shah" in the hospital with a neck brace. It was also on the set and is seen parked in Tony's driveway.
The Escalade is currently stored in Vancouver, British Columbia and the buyer is responsible for shipping costs.
A similar second vehicle used during the series run on HBO for interior driving shots was previously auctioned off with a winning bid of $49,000.
The Music and Entertainment Icons Auction from RR Auction will run from Nov. 12 through Nov. 19. Other items up for bid are a Jim Morrison handwritten poem that was removed from a composition notebook found in the famous ‘127 Fascination’ box left to his girlfriend Pam Courson and an Elvis Presley RCA Victor 33 rpm reference recordings created for the motion picture King Creole.