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Cadillac owned by Duke, Duchess of Windsor heads to auction

Oct. 24, 2013 at 3:10 PM ET

In this photo provided by Sotheby's, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in New York, is a 1941 Cadillac owned by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Dubbed "The Du...
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In this photo provided by Sotheby's, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in New York, is a 1941 Cadillac owned by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

A 1941 Cadillac custom-built for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is heading for a New York City auction. 

Dubbed "The Duchess," the limousine features rose-colored broadcloth upholstery, four jewelry cases and three cigar lighters. 

It's estimated to fetch between $500,000 to $800,000. It is being sold Nov. 21 by Sotheby's and RM Auctions. 

This photo provided by Sotheby's, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in New York, shows the steering wheel of a 1941 Cadillac. Dubbed "The Duchess," the limousi...
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The interior of the Cadillac.

General Motors delivered the limo to the Windsors at the Waldorf Astoria, where they had a suite. The duke paid $14,000 for it. 

One of the first Cadillacs to have power windows, it's fitted with satin privacy curtains. 

It's being sold with the car title bearing the duke's signature. 

The current owner is a Birmingham, Ala., food critic and Cadillac collector. Morgan Murphy found it in a barn next to a tractor in Texas in 2005. 

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