Michael Jackson’s $17 million, 2,700-acre ranch was the King of Pop’s biggest investment, but his cars, and this Rolls Royce in particular, came close second.
The silver-blue 1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph was worthy of music royalty.
The interior was plated in 24-carat gold and crystal, supposedly inspired by the lavish décor of the Palace of Versailles near Paris, France.
Exclusively designed by the music legend himself, the car was Michael Jackson’s own idea of a luxury.
And the Bad singer was known for gaudy tastes and shopping trips to London department store, Harrods.
Some of the best designers in the automotive field lent their expertise to the stretch limo.
Under the hood it was powered by a 5.4-liter V12 engine.
That was enough to produce 321 horsepower, giving some real substance behind the style.
It formed part of the original Jackson auction catalog that was set to be sold in April 2009 – ahead of his death on 25 June of the same year.
However, due to a dispute with Julien’s Auctions at the Beverley Hills Hilton, the sale never took place.
The original auction catalog value of the limo was between $140,000 – $160,000.
It’s thought Jackson paid upwards of $200,000 for the limo in 1999.
After his passing, experts claim that it was considered priceless.
He owned several other limousines, too.
These included a 1990 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II Limousine, a 1988 Lincoln Town Car Limousine, and a 1954 Cadillac Fleetwood.
His collection also featured a 1997 Neoplan Tour Bus, and a 1993 Ford Econoline van with individual TV screens and a video game console.
Aside from cars, he also owned an electrified horse-drawn carriage and a 2001 Harley Davidson touring police bike.
These were all housed during Michael Jackson’s life at Neverland, which was decaying but was recently given a new lease of life.
Some of the attractions that the disgraced King of Pop enjoyed during his life have been restored.
New rides have mysteriously cropped up on the late Thriller singer’s Californian estate and animals have been reintroduced.
It’s thought that, like ike actor, Robert Downey Jr‘s home, a petting zoo will once again be established.
Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch was falling to pieces after he sold it – but now it’s been completely transformed.
The estate went up for sale in May 2016 with an initial asking price of a staggering $100 million – not unlike the price of Jeff Bezos’ estate.
However, after the price was lowered several times, billionaire business mogul, Ron Burkle, bought Neverland for just $22 million in 2020.
The site has been renamed ‘Sycamore Valley Ranch’.