Some of you younger folks out there might not be familiar with “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” but perhaps you’ve heard his infamous karaoke hit. We don’t recommend you go out and sing it at your next videoke party, though—people have a tendency to get really, really offended if they don’t like the way you croon “And now, the end is near...”
It’s been 20 years since Frank Sinatra passed on to the great big bar upstairs, but one of his cars has survived to the present day. Pictured here is his old Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible, which has quite an interesting back story. The car was given to Sinatra for his 70th birthday by fellow Rat Pack members Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin. In 1990, to mark 10 years of service and friendship, Sinatra gave the car to his assistant Ingemar Fredriksson.
When Sinatra died in 1998, Fredriksson and the Rolls moved to Spain. The car was used as partial payment for a house and was placed in storage until the owner brought it in for restoration. According to Silverstone Auctions, the work done was “sympathetic to the car’s history,” with a bulk of the effort placed on the brakes, suspension, and 6.7-liter engine.
So, how much for Sinatra’s ride? Silverstone estimates it’ll fetch around £105,000 to £125,000 (P7 million to P8.5 million). If we were lucky enough to snag this ride, we’d love to sit around with the top down and takes swigs from the bar compartment (yes, that exists) in true Rat Pack fashion.