A 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL previously owned by U2 frontman Bono is set to be auctioned off this week with an estimate of £15,000 (€17.6k).
The typical model incorporates a range of modifications launched by the singer, who purchased the car or truck to celebrate the accomplishment of U2’s to start with album, Boy.
It has an inside that has been totally retrimmed in a cowhide sample, with the eye-catching content utilized on all places including the parcel shelf and door cards. Having said that, one of the standout characteristics is the Alpine sound system, which was fitted by Bono at a expense of €14,000 – all-around €55,000 today.
Consisting of numerous amps and a wide range of speakers, it was so highly effective that Bono retained a fire extinguisher in the car or truck at all occasions in situation it established on fireplace.
The exterior of the car or truck is concluded in gray paint, even though the wheels gain from new tyres. A short while ago serviced and offered a new starter motor and battery, the Mercedes has covered 163,000 miles due to the fact new. It does, nonetheless, need a couple of parts of awareness with some corrosion showing on the underside of the automobile and a handful of rust spots on the edge of the bonnet.
Bono auctioned the vehicle off in 2000 when it was ordered by Pepsi as a way of boosting dollars for Ethiopian support initiatives.
The Mercedes is getting sold on-line by Automobile & Typical. Due to start off on July 18, the auction will operate for 7 days and occur to a near at 5pm on July 25.