His response: Fuhgeddaboudit.
TV and movie cars go to auction all the time but not all are worth mentioning. This one is different. It may look like a used 2003 Cadillac Escalade (well, it is) but this one was driven by James Gandolfini on "The Sopranos." Right, so that means it was Tony Soprano’s ride on what is, without question, one of the greatest TV series of all time. Offered by Boston-based RR Auction for the Music and Entertainment Icons Auction starting November 12 through the 19, this ’03 Escalade is one of two identical SUVs from the last three seasons of the show.
In fact, this one was used for all of the exterior shots and can be seen in the background in many scenes with dialogue, such as the season five episode when Tony drives Phil Leotardo off the road. Money was owed. Enough said.
Sadly, Gandolfini died of a heart attack at age 51 on June 19, 2013 while on vacation in Italy with his son, but his autograph can be found on the panel above the glovebox and on driver’s-side visor. It says "Thanks for the truck." The auction house estimates Tony’s Caddie will go for between $30,000-$50,000.