210,000.00USD+ (48,300.00) buyer's premium + taxes, fees, etc...
SOLD at 2011 Jun 18 @ 18:17UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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1952 red MG TD used by Marilyn Monroe and Cary Grant in Monkey Business. (TCF, 1952) This car was acquired by Debbie Reynolds directly from Twentieth Century-Fox during the “pre-sale” when she bought all of the Marilyn Monroe wardrobe from the studio prior to the auction in 1971. It was bought in running condition and was placed in storage until Debbie’s daughter, Carrie Fisher, took a shining to it when she started to drive (ca. 1974). Unfortunately, Carrie never really mastered the manual transmission and Debbie took the keys away to avert impending disaster, and the car was placed back in storage where it has remained ever since. In 2011 the engine and transmission were rebuilt and the car has been rejuvenated with new chrome and remains in nice running condition. The car has its original paint which exhibits light scratches in areas. The dent in the radiator, occurring from Cary Grant crashing in the fence in the film, was kept in its original condition. The car comes with the original folding convertible top and frame, but it was not installed during filming so it has been kept aside for the future owner. This is the only known film-used Marilyn Monroe car!!