Sunday, October 22, 2006

Chandler's prized collection sold

By Rong-Gong Lin II

How much was Otis Chandler's storied collection of vintage automobiles and motorcycles worth?

More than $36 million, as it turns out. At least, that's what bidders hailing from as far away as Europe and Asia collectively agreed to pay Saturday for the late Los Angeles Times publisher's collection at an Oxnard auction.

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Kanani said...

Funny how fast time has passed. Seems like just yesterday that he passed away. Now his cars are gone too.

Wealth, wealth and more wealth.
I wonder what his heirs will do with all that money.
Start a new paper?

Anonymous said...

Do you remember race cars stored at the LAT Alameda garage? On more than one occasion car carrier trucks pulled in amongst the LAT fleet and dropped a new toy for Otis. Otis often spent time there with the drivers and his best friend, LAT Garage supervisor, J.T.

Anonymous said...

It's more like what is his wife going to do with all the money..... pretty sharp lady. Start a new paper? More like now being able to move in the very elite, wealthy circles. Ahhhhh the good life.