An Alabama man's 1941 Cadillac custom-built for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is being put on the auction block in New York City. The fully restored Caddy, called "The Duchess," is expected to fetch between $500,000 to $800,000 when it is sold Nov. 21 by Sotheby's and RM Auctions. The duke paid $14,000 for it.
The current owner is Morgan Murphy of Mountain Brook. Murphy is a well know author and food critic. He found the Cadillac in a barn next to a tractor in Texas in 2005.
The limousine is one of the first Cadillacs to have power windows. It features rose-colored upholstery, four jewelry cases, three cigar lighters and satin privacy curtains. It even has the car title bearing the duke's signature. General Motors delivered the limo to the Windsors at the Waldorf Astoria, where they had a suite. The new owner will have the option to pick it up at the same location.