Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

$1 All You Need to Bid on This Rolls Royce

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

$1 All You Need to Bid on This Rolls Royce

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Byline: Amy Lyne amy.lyne@thechronicle.com.au

CHRIS Hope has decided to auction off one of his beloved cars, a Rolls Royce, and the price starts at just $1.

Mr Hope said the 1973 Silver Shadow series one vehicle, or has he has named Gracie, had been treated with respect.

"I found her in New South Wales, I was hunting and hunting and hunting and then she popped her head up and she said come and get me and that is exactly what I did," he said.

The self-confessed car fanatic said Gracie had been used as a wedding and formal car for his former business Hope's Classic Car Wedding and Formal Service.

"Then we decided in October 2016 to close the business. So we sold all the Jags and I kept Gracie," Mr Hope said.

"I would love to keep her but Gracie knows I can't justify it. Now I am in a Ford collecting phase. …

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