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  • Trump's 1988 Cadillac limo to make $14,500?
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    Paul Fraser
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Trump's 1988 Cadillac limo to make $14,500?

A 1988 Cadillac Trump Golden series limousine, commissioned by future president Donald Trump, is selling at Bonhams' Goodwood Members Meeting auction on March 19.

The car is offered without a reserve and with an estimate of £10,000-12,000 ($12,162-14,595).

Trump limo Bonhams

Cadillac put Trump's name on the limo in a bid to boost sales

Trump went to Cadillac at the height of his early fame in the 1980s and suggested a limo with his name on it would be good marketing for both parties.

Despite the fact the US was deep in recession, Cadillac agreed and the project went ahead.

Trump oversaw the creation of two cars, an Executive model and a Golden series model – although he himself only bought one of the Golden series (not the one at auction).

The 100 proposed cars never materialised.

Only a handful were made.

How the present lot ended up in the UK is something of a mystery but it retains all the era specific features you could hope for, including a VCR, a fax machine and a bar.

The consignor explained: "I bought the car about eight years ago in Newcastle. It takes a lot to maintain and storage is beginning to become a problem for me…

"We used to take it to shows in the summer time and to parties. Wherever it goes it certainly turns heads, even people who are not interested in cars really like it.”

Memorabilia associated with Trump has become much more valuable since his ascendance to the White House.

A bottle of Trump-branded GlenDronach whisky almost doubled its estimate to make £6,000 ($7,244) in January.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • auctionbecomeboughtcadillaccarsestimateglendronachgoldenlotmemorabiliamodelpartiespsseriestrump