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Uncle Monty’s Rolls-Royce From ‘Withnail & I’ Is For Sale

by | 5th, October 2014

uncle monty's car

 

UNCLE Monty’s 1953 Silver Wraith by Hooper & Co.is for sale. Last seen in the wonderful film  Withnail and I , this is your chance to live the dream.

 

uncle monty's car 1

 

Owned by  Nubar Gulbenkian  (1896 1972), the  car  is showy affair.

 

Nubar Sarkis Gulbenkian 2.VI.1896 – 10.I.1972  Armenian Petroleum Magnate & Socialite

 

Mr Gulbenkian is profiled :

“I’ve been retired all my life,” explains Nubar Gulbenkian, now 69. “but I’ve also been working hard all my life. A fortune does not look after itself, after all.” The fortune Gulbenkian refers to is one of the largest in the world. He inherited it from his legendary father, Calouste; who was nicknamed “Mr. Five Percent” because that was his usual cut on Middle Eastern oil and who owned possibly the world’s greatest art collection. Nubar, an Armenian, was exported in a Gladstone bag from his birthplace in Turkey, a land then inhospitable to Armenians, when he was only a few weeks old. Educated in England and France, he has been married three times and would be an impressive figure, even if he lacked his father’s business acumen (which he doesn’t), for his stupendous eyebrows, well trimmed beard, monocle and a habit of inserting into his lapel every morning a fresh orchid, the color chosen to suit the occasion. He has just written an autobiography, Portrait In

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