Renowned for his hobby of ‘making money,’ and an intend to spend all of it, as he once said ‘you aren’t going to see a Brink’s truck in a funeral possession’; the Houston shopping center mogul born in Houston to poor Polish Jewish immigrants Jerry J. Moore was really wealthy enough to afford anything. And this becomes apparent from the fact that this self-made multi-millionaire after being smitten with a 19th Century French chateau on his travel to France back in 1966, bought it, dismantled it, and had each of its piece numbered and transported to Houston, where it was painstakingly reassembled by France’s master craftsmen to construct his lavish residence in a ritzy Houston neighborhood.
This iconic real estate developer with a passion to collect pricey cars, later went on to become a world-class automobile collector. His collection ranged from cars worth hundreds of dollars to the famous purchase of the 1931 French-made Bugatti Royale Berline de Voyage for $6.5 million. Now, the 1928 Rolls-Royce ‘Playboy Roadster’ which was once housed in Mr. Moore’s eclectic car collection is now being offered for sale by Bonhams at his Grand Palais Sale in Paris, where historic Garelli racing motorcycles are also up for grabs. This exclusive black Playboy Roadster boasts interior upholstered in cream leather and striking red details, and is estimated to realize a handsome price between $377,780 and $481,920 S at the Grand Palais Sale in Paris from Feb. 6th to 7th,
Jerry J. Moore who died at the age of 80 back in 2008 was the Houston’s richest person with a net-worth of around $700 million. His famous Texan house, the 3-story chateau boasts 30 rooms, including 10 bedrooms and a palatial grand ballroom with 75 chandeliers, along with separate guest quarters and a climate-controlled garage which housed a large part of his collection of rare automobiles.