Bono’s crazy cowhide-upholstered Mercedes-Benz up for auction

Lisa D. Small

Bono’s Benz is no bull. A custom made 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL at the time-owned by the U2 singer is being auctioned on July 18. The silver, proper-hand-push sedan that Bono acquired to celebrate the success of U2’s very first album appears to be subdued on the exterior, but issues […]

Bono’s Benz is no bull.

A custom made 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL at the time-owned by the U2 singer is being auctioned on July 18.

The silver, proper-hand-push sedan that Bono acquired to celebrate the success of U2’s very first album appears to be subdued on the exterior, but issues are very various when you open it up.

The 4-doorway luxurious automobile is equipped with an Alpine audio method befitting a rock star that includes multiple speakers in each and every doorway and numerous amps in the trunk that cost 12,000 British lbs ., which is the equivalent of $65,000 nowadays.

The set up is so effective (or sketchy) that a fire extinguisher was installed on the middle console just in situation it overheated. The listing cautions that it is at present suffering from a fault.

But the car’s most eye-catching aspect is the brown cowhide upholstery that covers the seats and quite a few panels, which was definitely not a factory solution.

The auctioneer, Auto & Basic, hasn’t verified that Bono was the one particular that ordered the unusual interior structure, but it sure seems like something a rock star with a penchant for cowboy hats would do.

According to the Hagerty Price Tutorial, a vehicle like this in best issue is worth close to $28,000, but Bono’s has 163,000 miles on the odometer and was, very well, owned by Bono, so there is no telling what it may possibly provide for.

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