In 1970, Muhammad Ali returned to prizefighting after a three-and-a-half year absence and began his rocky ascent to GOAT status. Of course, he never doubted his own destiny, and what better way to celebrate the beginning of his career's most glorious decade than buying a new Rolls-Royce?
Which is exactly what he did, walking into a dealership and buying a 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Convertible that he could scarcely afford it at the time. Now the mostly unrestored British icon has tuned up on the consignment list for Bonhams' Zoute sale in Belgium on Oct. 5.
Offered without reserve, it's estimated at up to $70,000 though we can see some savvy collector considering it a bargain at twice the price. Though not the only Rolls Ali ever owned, this seems to have been his first.
It comes complete with a Warranty Acknowledgment and Temporary Drivers License both signed by Ali, aka Cassius Clay, making its provenance impeccable, not to say invaluable. Especially considering a new Dodge Challenger costs more than this impossibly cool car once owned by the Greatest.