OASIS songwriter Noel Gallagher is selling off his prized ROLLS ROYCE car on online auction site eBAY.co.uk.

CREATION RECORDS boss Alan Mcgee bought the rocker a 1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow in 1995 after the success of the band's second album (WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY?

The $27,000 (GBP15,000) vehicle was put up for sale on eBay on Wednesday (01SEP04), as of this afternoon (03SEP04) the highest bid was $20,340 (GBP11,300).

The stunning motor comes with a registration document signed by Gallagher and will be sold to the highest bidder on 11 September (04).

A friend of Gallagher says, "It's surprising to find it up or sale. Noel likes cars but driving is another matter. He didn't know how to drive.

"One would think the fact that Alan McGee gave it to him as a Christmas present, would persuade Noel to keep the car. But it's up for sale on eBay, then it must be time for him to move on."

The Rolls Royce is being sold on Gallagher's behalf by his pal RICK ZSIGMOND.

03/09/2004 13:08