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Lawyer buys 8 Rolls-Royces at auction

“SALINAS, Calif., Aug. 21 A Houston trial lawyer successfully bid on eight of 13 Rolls-Royce automobiles auctioned off by their owner in California for charity.

Billionaire John O’Quinn purchased the cars Sunday at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance auction, the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reported Tuesday.

Richard Solove raised $14.3 million by selling the Rolls-Royces and two other automobiles. The money, minus auction expenses, will go to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, in addition to Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The most expensive car in the auction, a 1912 Rolls-Royce SG limousine, sold for $2.97 million.

O’Quinn, who says he plans to open a Houston car museum in 2009, already owns a 1903 Ford Model A, a Batmobile, President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1941 Packard limousine and the 1975 Ford Escort used by Pope John Paul II.”

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August 21, 2007 - Posted by | news, random

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