R2-D2 rolled in style
You see, Kenny Baker's old Rolls-Royce is being auctioned off. For those of you scratching your heads right now, Kenny baker is the actor who portrayed R2-D2 in all six Star Wars films. (Fun fact: Baker and C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels are the only two players to accomplish this feat.)
The car, A 1982 Rolls-Royce Corniche Mulliner Park Ward Coupe, looks to be in nice shape and is expected to pull down £11,000-13,000 when it crosses the block at the H&H auction in Buxton, England later this month. No word on whether or not the Rolls will help its new master clear Imperial checkpoints easily...
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(Pic, press release after the jump)
[Source: H&H Auctions]
Actor Kenny Baker with his Corniche:
R2 D2's CORNICHE TO COME UNDER THE HAMMER AT H&H
A 1982 Rolls-Royce Corniche Mulliner Park Ward Coupe that was once the property of Kenny Baker, the man inside the much-loved Star Wars robot R2 D2, is to be auctioned at the next H&H sale, Buxton, July 25/26.
The only person to feature in all six Star Wars films, Birmingham-born Baker has appeared in many other productions over the years – invariably in the role of a dwarf, owing to his diminutive height of just 3 ft 8 in.
The pretty blue Corniche shows just over 63,000 miles on its odometer and is estimated to fetch £11,000-13,000. For further information on this or any other lots consigned to H&H's upcoming Buxton sale, visit www.classic-auctions.com or call 01925 730630.
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