• Jul 27th 2007 at 4:02PM
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Gandolfini autograph and note Long before Tony Soprano rolled in his Escalade, a red Suburban was his ride of choice. Fans of The Sporanos will remember it very well, of course, and as the truck Tony drives in the opening credits, it lived on even after he traded up to the more boss-worthy Caddy. Two identical cars were acquired for use in the series, and now die-hard fans have a shot at parking one of them in their own garage. Movie Time Cars leased the Suburbans to the production, and now comes word that one of them is being offered in an eBay Live Auction. It's got 53,743 miles on the odometer, and according to the listing, the faint smell of cigar smoke still lingers in the interior. It comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a surprise awaits the new owner when he or she flips open the vanity mirror. A note from James Gandolfini himself is written on the lid in permanent marker. The message? "Be nice to my car." We'd recommend you listen.

The auction begins August 3, and the mobbed-up SUV is expected to fetch between $30,000 and $50,000. You'll have to provide your own Paulie, Christopher and Sil.

Thanks for the tip, Tool!

[Source; eBay]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Anyone else think The Sopranos was overrated?
        • 11 Months Ago

        What are you fucking serious? The Sopranos is the greatest tv show of all time.

        • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      You woke up this morning
      Got yourself a gun,
      Mama always said you'd be
      The Chosen One . . .

      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      Better not miss a payment on this vehicle.
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow, i haven't seen the soprano's past season 1, so i didn't know he "upgraded" to the Escalade. I loved that car on the show. I felt it fit perfectly.

      That generation Suburban is still my favorite huge-ass SUV of all time. Everything before that looks old, and everything after lacks the hard edge.
        • 8 Years Ago
        I agree with you seoultrain about that hard-edge look the older Tahoe/Suburbans have. But after having a '94 Z71 1500 truck then years latter driving my brother's '02 Z71 1500, the newer ones take much, much more abuse (because they are really made better EVERYWHERE) and last longer. I shouldn't be the only one who feels that way if they have experienced both trucks.

        I'm still looking for a mid-late 90's Tahoe as a beater, but ever since Texas has been cracking down on passengers (i.e. illegal immigrants) in the back of trucks, low-mileage examples (of any 4-door truck) are being picked up for much more than they are actually worth. I might as well just wait for the last-gen models to go down in price.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess im being anal, but it always bothers me when people refer to body on frame trucks as cars. it may not be a pickup, but dammit a 'burban or tahoe is a truck!
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