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Michael Jackson dead - leaves behind large car collection

Michael Jackson\'s 1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph Limousine
Michael Jackson's 1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph Limousine

Back in February it was announced that a collection of items belonging to Michael Jackson would be auctioned off, including his own fleet of vehicles.  Although that auction was cancelled in mid-April, it gave us a chance see how the King of Pop lived while being chauffeured around California.

Now that MJ has passed on, we decided to take a look back at these vehicles.  It is unknown what will happen to many of the Neverland Ranch possessions (Jackson did have a lot of debt), and surely some of these will wind up either on the auction block, or in a museum.

Jackson owned at least four limousines, including a 1999 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph that was unusually decorated, to say the least.  Our friends at Jalopnik described it well, when they said, "The dark blue Seraph wears an interior which looks to have been pulled directly from the Palace of Versailles."  Jackson was said to have designed the interior himself, which probably explains the generous use of 24-carat gold.  The vehicle was said to have a 5.4-liter V12 aluminum engine that generated up to 322 horsepower.

He also owned a 1990 RollS Royce Silver Spur II, trimmed in contrasting white leather and black fabric.  Dark, tinted windows were adorned in white curtains, and a full-service bar that was used for god-knows-what.  His white, 1988 Lincoln Town Car had a much more subdued interior that used gray leather and fabric.  The fourth limo is the same 1954 Cadillac Fleetwood used during the filming of Driving Miss Daisy.  Jackson's collection included a 1997 Neoplan Tour Bus with individual seats and booths, and a king's crown embroidered in the carpet.  Possibly used on the HIStory World Tour, the bus featured a bathroom lined in porcelain, gold, and granite.

A few of his other vehicles included a 1993 Ford Econoline van with leather seats, individual tv screens, and an old-school video game console, a 1986 GMC High Sierra firetruck, a 1988 GMC Jimmy, and a replica of a 1909 Detamble Model B Roadster.  Amongst the collection was an electrified horse-drawn carriage, and a 2001 Harley Davidson touring police bike.

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tomfromtn tomfromtn
the cad in pic is 1954..i have owned 3 1955 Cadillacs..the chrome on the side of the 55 and 56 went half way down the back fender then went forward to the front of the car...also the "Big bumps" on the front bumper were smooth like the shape of a bullet...the 53-54 had smaller bump about halfway up and centered in the bigger bump as in this pic tomfromtn
Dec 28th, 2014 12:50am
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RichardMcMillan RichardMcMillan
Again, nice car but this appears to be the 1955 second car used in the movie, We owned a 1956 Cadillac, the tail lights, exhaust pipes and front are different. Believe me! Contact me if need be! R McMillan Oxford, NC
Sep 5th, 2012 6:18pm
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RichardMcMillan RichardMcMillan
this is not a 1956 Cadillac, most likely a 1955. The tail pipes and front end are not 1956. My father owned a 1956 R McMillan Oxford, NC.
Sep 5th, 2012 6:16pm
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smart032000 smart032000
Maybe he didn't want anythng else. Mike did very little driving. Some people are "car people", some are not. Obviously, he was not. Some like Mercedes Benz, some don't. I think he preferred Rolls Royces.
Dec 16th, 2009 9:37am
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hypersonic hypersonic
Check this out: http://www.bentleyspotting.com/2009/07/king-of-pops-rolls-royces.html BTW, the vehicle in the above picture is a Silver Spur ...not a Silver Seraph.
Aug 6th, 2009 4:09pm
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TRANS_EUROKARS TRANS_EUROKARS
RIP from Singapore
Jul 14th, 2009 5:54am
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lynndhen69 lynndhen69
goodluck on your next journey m friend..you'll always be remember in good terms...your so special in my heart. I learn to dance form your tunes when I was in high school. lav u always.
Jul 8th, 2009 5:01pm
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fusion01 fusion01
Limo looks like a hearse. Was it actually then an MPV?
Jul 2nd, 2009 4:29am
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long_live_hcm long_live_hcm
Take pity on MJ
Jun 30th, 2009 12:45pm
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tarig tarig
RIP From Sudan
Jun 28th, 2009 1:43am
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moon-fades moon-fades
Rest in Peace, Michael.
Jun 28th, 2009 1:37am
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Turkey Turkey
WE will miss you Michael. The concert that you make in 1993 in Istanbul was incredible ma man. we'll always remember that day
Jun 28th, 2009 12:51am
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Albe Albe
It's good to see alot of respect for the king of music for the last 40 odd years. R.I.P M.Jackson thank you for the music.
Jun 28th, 2009 12:21am
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porscheinmysoul porscheinmysoul
RIP from people who have never listened or admired him...
Jun 27th, 2009 3:17pm
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RobERob RobERob
I feel like dusting of my old 'Beat It' jacket from when I was 7 years old. I wonder if it'll still fit? As a kid, nothing was bigger to me than MJ. His unexpected passing deeply saddens me. I have a lot of good childhood memories because of Mike.
Jun 27th, 2009 10:26am
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///AMG ///AMG
R.I.P Michael Jackson by the way, dude, the king is dead, and all u think is the damn cars. wtf?
Jun 27th, 2009 7:12am
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mmr66 mmr66
REST IN PEACE MICHAEL :-((((((((((((((((
Jun 27th, 2009 6:34am
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vilivo vilivo
R.I.P. Michael Jackson- king of pop, I just wish his kid would become a singer- with a daddy like Michael and a grand daddy like ELVIS! Perhaps then, the legends could continue.
Jun 27th, 2009 5:50am
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wjaprep wjaprep
IMHO Michael Jackson is one of the most famous people in the world. And his car collection couldve used some Mercedes. Rest in peace Michael Jackson from Atlanta.
Jun 27th, 2009 5:38am
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anad444 anad444
R.I.P from India
Jun 27th, 2009 4:59am
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Bonganie Bonganie
RIP MJ_ SOUTH AFRICA LUVS U!
Jun 27th, 2009 3:58am
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Kaamraan Kaamraan
Yes we do- RIP MJ
Jun 29th, 2009 4:57am
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