Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Raven Black Ford Thunderbird sells for $490,000 - Old Cars Weekly

Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Raven Black Ford Thunderbird sells for $490,000

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Los Angeles, California – Julien’s Auctions held its ICONS & IDOLS: HOLLYWOOD auction November 16-17, 2018 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills in front of a excited crowd of collectors and fans bidding live on the floor, online and on the phone across the globe.

One of Hollywood’s greatest screen goddesses of all time– Marilyn Monroe– dazzled once again with a selection of her never-before-seen, personal property hitting the auction block and made history with a new world record. Monroe’s Golden Globe award for World Film Favorite Female 1961 from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association sold for an astounding $250,000, making it the top selling Golden Globe award sold at auction. A few minutes after, another unprecedented sale took place with Monroe’s 1956 Raven Black Ford Thunderbird convertible driving to auction for the first time in history which sold for $490,000. 

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Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, sports and art markets. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix and many more. Based in Los Angeles, Julien’s Auctions has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. Live auctions are presented for bidders on-site and online via live streaming video and mobile technology. For more information on Julien’s Auctions, go to www.juliensauctions.com.

Where to Bid

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Kenmore Heavy Equipment, Contractor Equipment and Collector Car Auction- ONLINE ONLY

James G. Murphy Co. Auctioneers will conduct an ONLINE ONLY auction October 1 - 8.