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Friday, October 30, 2015

Tony Soprano's Cadillac Escalade is up for auction

One of the two Escalades used by James Gandolfini's character Tony Soprano on HBO's "The Soprano's" will go up for sale next month.
It's tough running one of America's most high profile crime syndicates, just ask Tony Soprano.

Fortunately, you won't have to be the boss to drive like the boss when Tony's iconic white Escalade hits the auction block next month.

James Gandolfini signed the driver’s side sun visor, “Thanks for the truck, James Gandolfini,” and the panel above the glovebox, simply “James Gandolfini.”

The white 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV, which was featured in the last three seasons of HBO's award-winning series "The Soprano's" will go up for sale through online auction house RR Auction on November 12.

The vehicle, which was leased to the HBO production by Movie Cars Incorporated, was one of two identical Escalades driven by Tony Soprano, who was played the late James Gandolfini, on the set of the show. Gandolfini, as Soprano, was often seen entering the car parked outside the family home or driving to meet up with members of the New York mafia families, according to RR Auction, while the other car was more frequently used for interior shots.

The Cadillac Escalade being put up for auction was used for the majority of the exterior shots, including some of the show's iconic chase scenes.

The car was even featured in one of the show's famous chases scenes, in which Soprano drives another character off the road while pursuing him to collect a debt.

Gandolfini, who died of a heart attack in June 2013, signed the driver's side sun visor and on the panel above the glovebox with a black felt tip marker.

Bids will start at $5,000 and will be accepted November 12 through 19.



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