Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky was never frugal about the things she surrounded herself with. Diamonds so stunning that many are now in museums. And now a piece of her vast collection of luxuries is coming to the public for purchase. Should be very wealthy.
Taylor’s 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe is going to auction on Aug. 6 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.
Nicknamed “The Green Goddess,” the custom-built vehicle was painted to match the green silk dress that Taylor wore for her wedding to pop star Eddie Fisher in 1959. It was first delivered to her at the site of the auction — the famed Pierre Hotel — which was their residence at the time.
Analysts are saying it could go for as much as $2 million with the bid starting at $400k.
On the doors, the car features a one-of-a-kind detail that serves a reminder of its famous owners: the initials E & E, for Elizabeth and Eddie. Their romance didn’t last, though, as Taylor infamously began an affair with actor Richard Burton while filming “Cleopatra.”
Taylor divorced Fisher in 1964, and wed Burton for the first time that same year. The actress died in 2011.