U2 frontman’s Mercedes 450 SEL for sale at auctionJuly 19, 2021
This copy of the Mercedes 450 SEL, whose interior has received an unusual “cow” theme, belongs to the frontman of the U2 group. One of the features of the car is the $ 64,925 stereo system. The car is being auctioned.
The frontman of the famous group U2 Bono decided to sell his Mercedes-Benz. The rock singer is about to auction his 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL. This Merc is a modern classic in its own right, but Bono has made several modifications that set this 450 SEL apart from all other examples of this model.
Bono, who also owns exotic cars such as the Maserati Quattroporte, bought this 450 SEL from 1980 to celebrate the release of U2’s first album, Boy.
When Bono bought the car in 1980, he immediately made some changes to suit his needs. The most notable of these should be the cowhide-patterned upholstery. The car is also equipped with a very cool Alpine audio system, which includes several amplifiers and subwoofers.
The system is so powerful that Bono kept a fire extinguisher in the back of one of the seats in case it “gets too hot in the cabin.” According to sources, he paid the equivalent of $ 64,925 to install the stereo. This gray 450 SEL has already traveled 262,323 kilometers and is powered by the original 6.9-liter cast-iron V8 engine with around 290 horsepower.
“The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is known for its luxurious aesthetics, and this particular car shows it like nowhere else, but if you really want to grab the attention of everyone passing by with its custom interior and sound system, this is what you need.” according to the official press release of the auction at which the car is on display. “This isn’t just your typical classic Mercedes from the eighties, it’s a piece of modern rock music history.” The car is expected to sell for around $ 20,730.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that one of the rare and valuable Porsche 911 2.8 RSR was put up for auction. A radical and rare Porsche 911 2.8 RSR in perfect condition with a long history is set to be auctioned by the French house Artcurial in Monaco. This is not only one of the few copies of the almost unknown version, but also one of two that were made in black and have a sporting history.
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