Rare $1 Million Rolls-Royce Vandalized Ahead of Portland Show

The car, once owned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s daughter Alice, was brought to the Maine Historical Society ahead of a Magical History Tour Saturday

Longfellow Rare Rolls Royce
Courtesy Owls Head Transportation Museum

A rare 1913 Rolls-Royce valued at $1 million was vandalized ahead of an appearance in Portland, Maine, NBC affiliate WCSH reported.

The car, once owned by the daughter of the 19th century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was brought to the Maine Historical Society ahead of a tour Saturday.

Kevin Bedford, a spokesman for the Owls Head Transportation Museum said the car was being stored inside a trailer overnight Friday when someone broke in and took several items, including an iconic radiator cap with the "Spirit of Ecstasy" emblem.

Steve Bromage, of the Maine Historical Society, says all the stolen items were recovered and the car participated as planned in the society's Magical History Tour on Saturday.

Police say a 37-year-old man arrested early Saturday during a house break-in was found with the hood ornament.

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