UPDATE: A white 2003 Cadillac Esacalade ESV used by actor James Gandolfini during the filming of HBO’s “The Sopranos’’ was sold on Friday by Boston-based auction company RR Auction for $119,776.
No information on the car’s buyer was provided.
According to RR Auctions, the car was used during the last three seasons of “The Sopranos.’’ It was leased through Movie Time Cars Incorporated and was one of two identical vehicles used during filming.
Robert Livingston, executive vice president at RR Auction, called the Cadillac “a recognizable prop from one of the most acclaimed television series ever produced.’’
This particular ESV was used as mob boss Tony Soprano’s personal vehicle and was used to show Tony and his crew entering, exiting, driving, and in shots with dialogue.
It was used to transport Tony to various “landmarks of the Sopranos’ fictional universe’’ including the Bada Bing strip club and Satriale’s Pork Store. In one of the vehicle’s more dramatic uses, Tony used the car to drive a rival gangster off the road to collect a debt.
The car also bears the late James Gandolfini’s autograph in two places. One on the driver’s side sun visor that reads “Thanks for the truck, James Gandolfini.’’ Another autograph of the actor’s name is located over the glove box.
Gandolfini died of a heart attack in 2013 at age 51.
The auction for the Cadillaco opened on November 12 with a minimum bid of $5,000.
Take a look inside Tony Soprano’s Cadillac before it went on sale