A Cadillac formerly owned by President Trump has been auctioned in England, fetching £54,625 ($67,773).
The 1988 Trump Cadillac Golden Series (pictured), built especially for Trump, comfortably outstripped the £10,000 to £12,000 reserve price. It was sold on Sunday by Bonhams at Goodwood in Sussex.
Boasting some quintessentially 1980s touches such as a VCR player, fax machine and bar, it also contains a safe. It is kitted out in Italian leather seats and Rosewood paneling. It also bears Trump’s name on several badges dotted around its exterior.
The car’s history is not totally clear. It had spent the last decade or so in the possession of mechanic Craig Eyres, who kept it in his workshop in Gloucester, in the west of England. Mr Eyres bought it in Newcastle, northern England, but it isn’t known how it came to be there.
The car was apparently first mentioned in 1987 in Trump’s book The Art of the Deal, where he explained that he and John Grettenberger, the head of Cadillac at the time, agreed to design two distinct versions of the limousine – the Trump Golden Series and the Trump Executive Series.
It was thought that Trump would buy 50 of the cars but after the production of two prototypes he bought only one.
The car is built on a stretched GMC C-platform. What makes it unique is that the floor was designed to be lower – and the roof higher – than other cars of the period, offering more interior space.
The bodywork was built by a coachwork company Fisher, which specialized in custom-build cars for the GM group. The limousine is powered by a 5-litre V8 engine.