FORT LAUDERDALE — Four bidders who had to prove they had $3 million cash in the bank battled for about 30 minutes in a bankruptcy court auction today in Fort Lauderdale to buy the house of 1970s pop icon David Cassidy.
In the end, the lucky buyer got the crib for $1,855,000!
The buyer’s identity won’t be released until a federal judge approves the sale. The hearing is scheduled for next week in Fort Lauderdale.
But if the judge gives the go-ahead, the lucky stiff will be able to brag he got the place for a, well, song.
The 6,400-square-foot house was appraised by Broward County authorities at about $2 million.
The auction was ordered as part of the bankruptcy of the 65-year-old singer of I Think I Love You.
Early last year, the single family property on the east side of A1A — a rarity in Broward County — was listed for $3.9 million.
Then it went down to $3.2 million.
Meanwhile, a divorce and the mismanagement of his personal fortune caught up with Cassidy, who also lost a downtown Fort Lauderdale investment condo to foreclosure in 2013.
So, the star of the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family said he’d entertain any serious offer.
Not a peep.
Cassidy bought the house in 2002 for $1.1 million.
“The winner has 20 days from Sept. 16 to come up with the money,” said auctioneer Lamar Fisher, who also happens to be the mayor of Pompano Beach. “And I know that whoever wins will bring the cash because it’s a great property.”