Sir Jim mo­bile fails to find a new home…

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A RANGE Rover which be­longed to Sir Jimmy Sav­ile, with a dou­ble mat­tress in the back, failed to sell at auc­tion.

Bid­ding stopped short of the re­serve price, at £10,000, on the 1978 Carawagon es­tate, which was owned by the TV star at the height of his fame in the 1970s.

Sav­ile used to sleep in it when he was trav­el­ling be­tween his five houses while do­ing spon­sored walks and other char­ity work.

The cus­tom-made, three door 4x4 mo­tor was up for sale at a his­toric car auc­tion in Brooklands, Sur­rey, es­ti­mated at £11k-£16k.

John Tom­lin, from His­torics at Brooklands who ran the auc­tion, said “The owner is still keen to sell if there is any­one out there who would like this slice of his­tory.

“This one has two mat­tresses in the back, cur­tains along the win­dows and a me­tal wash basin.”

The leg­endary DJ and fund-raiser died on Oct 29 in Leeds, just two days short of his 85th birth­day.

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