Sir Jim’s goods are up for grabs

30th October 1972''Jimmy Savile with his Rolls Royce at Appleyards
30th October 1972''Jimmy Savile with his Rolls Royce at Appleyards

A MASS auction of the late Sir Jimmy Savile’s possessions is expected to raise millions for his own charity in the summer.

The sale of the legendary DJ’s items will include his trademark tracksuits, trainers and the zany 70s outfits he wore on Top of the Pops.

People will also be able to bid on his gold jewellery - including a Rolex watch encrusted with diamonds.

His favourite car - his £150,000 Rolls Royce Corniche - the last to be made in Britain, will also be sold, along with his restored yellow 1965 Isetta bubble car.

His five homes, including his Esplanade flat in Scarborough and his city-centre apartment in Leeds, are being sold separately.

It is thought to include everything from his pots and pans, mugs, ornaments, exercise machines, 15 racing cycles and furniture including his white leather modular sofa from the 1970s and even his brightly coloured string vests.

The event is due to be held at his namesake Savile’s Hall in Leeds, which he opened in 2007 - delighted that the conference venue was named after him.

A spokesman for the venue said they were hoping to stage the auction in early June if it is ready in time. The date is being organised by his charity trustees.

All funds raised will be for the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust, which was set up to “help poorly people in hospital beds”. He used the fund to give donations to good causes and already left it £3.8m in his will.

Sir Jimmy’s nephew Roger Foster, who was named in his will to benefit from the annual interest on a trust and was also given Jimmy’s parents’ two wedding rings, said: “I am in favour of the auction as it will help to increase the funds of Jimmy’s charitable trust. People collect things for various reasons and it is nice to think that items that could easily be thrown away might be of interest to people.”