Kenny Baker's Rolls-Royce to be auctioned
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A Rolls-Royce formerly owned by the late 'Star Wars' actor Kenny Baker is set to go up for auction.

The star - who was known for his role as robotic astromech droid R2-D2 in the popular sci-fi movie franchise - passed away in 2016 at the age of 81, and it has now been revealed that auction house H&H Classics have acquired his 1982 Corniche for auction.

The car is expected to fetch between £28,000 to £32,000 when it goes under the hammer at the auction house's next auction at the Imperial War Museum Duxford on March 21.

Damian Jones, Head of Sales at H&H Classics, said of the vehicle: "Besides being a fine example of the marque, this car will appeal to anyone who loved the 'Star Wars' series in which Kenny Baker's character R2-D2 was a much loved part."

Kenny appears as R2-D2 in seven of the eight 'Star Wars' films to date, and 2015's seventh instalment 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' marked the late star's final outing as the popular droid, as well as his final film role all together.

For 2017's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', R2 was recast, and was instead played by Jimmy Vee.

Auction house H&H Classics will have a busy month in March when it comes to celebrity owned vehicles, as it was previously revealed a Honda Monkey-Trail Bike XUC 91H which was once owned by the late Beatles legend John Lennon was also set to go under the hammer at a separate event on March 4.

Lennon - who passed aged 40 in 1980 after being shot and killed in the archway of his Manhattan apartment building - owned the bike for two years whilst he lived in Surrey, England, before moving to New York in 1971, and the motor is expected to fetch £30,000.

The bike will go to auction earlier than Kenny Baker's car, at the The National Motorcycle Museum Motorcycle Auction in Solihull on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.

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