BOSTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) — The white 2003 Cadillac Escalade used on display by James Gandolfini’s mob-boss character Tony Soprano in The Sopranos was sold for $ 119,780, Boston’s R.R. Auction announced.
The automobile, whose new proprietor was not uncovered, was utilised for the duration of the ultimate 3 seasons of the award-successful HBO collection.
“The Cadillac Escalade represented Tony’s personal automobile and principal means of transportation, frequently used to show him likely to and from his own driveway, conferences with members of the New York people, and the infamous landmarks of the Sopranos‘ fictional universe like the Bada Bing strip club and Satriale’s Pork Keep,” a information release mentioned. “It was also utilized in motion sequences such as the notorious chase from Period 5 in which Tony, angrily making an attempt to acquire a debt, drives Phil Leotardo off the street and into a parked auto.”
Gandolfini, who died in 2013 at the age of fifty one, prominently signed the inside of the Escalade two times in black felt-idea pen — after inside of the driver’s-aspect sunlight visor, “Many thanks for the truck, James Gandolfini,” and also on the panel previously mentioned the glovebox, “James Gandolfini.”
“For supporters of the show — it’s an instantaneously recognizable prop from 1 of the most acclaimed television sequence ever produced,” Robert Livingston, govt vice president at R.R. Auction, stated in a statement. “After we had recognized we experienced damaged the preceding product sales document price tag for a Sopranos utilized motor vehicle, we had been thrilled with the benefits of the auction.”
A 1999 Chevrolet Suburban from The Sopranos Seasons 1-4 sold for $ one hundred ten,000, in 2013.