Sheryl Crow’s 1959 Mercedes convertible sells for $130,000 at auction

Andrea Divirgilio / September 19, 2011

Sheryl Crow and her 1959 Mercedes Benz convertible

The Mercedes Benz, which ever era it may belong too is the apple of every auto lover’s eye. And on top, if it belongs to someone like Sheryl Crow, then what more could one ask for! At a recent auction in California, the 1959 Mercedes Benz 190SL model belonging to the star went under the hammer and price it fetched was $130,000. The couple, who purchased the vintage car, also donated an equal amount of money to the Joplin High School, which has been ravaged by the tornado in the city.

The car in question is of the era that showed the auto world some of its best creations. Featuring a convertible hard top design, the car had quite a lot packed into its 1897 cc engine, which could the vehicle up to 171 km/ph of top speed. The transmission was controlled through a 4-speed manual gearing, with full synchronization. On the interiors, it featured single piece bucket leather seats, Perspex windscreen and aluminum doors. It first came into production in 1955 as a prototype and went on to produce more than 25,000 of them till it was stopped for production in 1963. Sheryl Crow’s 1959 version, other than being a classic car will also be hopefully raising for a good cause, and it has been ensured that the buying it over are given things to remember the occasion by. They were presented with 2 tickets to Sheryl’s next performance, a Gibson guitar belonging to her and also a photo opportunity with her.

However, as per estimates the car was supposed to fetch between $50,000-80,000 but the enthusiasm ended up taking the winning bid to $130,000, the same amount which was also donated towards Joplin schools.

1959 Mercedes Benz 190SL Convertible

We had earlier also covered famous Mercedes auctions, and one of them was the Bernie Ecclestone Mercedes 540K roadster, which also became the most expensive Mercedes Benz to be sold at an auction. Seems like the 3-pointed star on the car has its charm from all eras.

Via: Reuters/Yahoo News

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