A 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL formerly owned by U2 frontman Bono is set to be auctioned off this 7 days with an estimate of £15,000 (€17.6k).
The classic product incorporates a assortment of modifications launched by the singer, who bought the auto to celebrate the success of U2’s first album, Boy.
It has an interior that has been solely retrimmed in a cowhide pattern, with the eye-catching substance applied on all places such as the parcel shelf and doorway playing cards. Nonetheless, a person of the standout capabilities is the Alpine sound method, which was equipped by Bono at a value of €14,000 – about €55,000 right now.
Consisting of numerous amps and a variety of speakers, it was so potent that Bono saved a fireplace extinguisher in the car at all times in case it set on hearth.
The exterior of the car or truck is finished in grey paint, whilst the wheels reward from new tyres. A short while ago serviced and presented a new starter motor and battery, the Mercedes has included 163,000 miles considering the fact that new. It does, however, have to have a number of areas of notice with some corrosion showing up on the underside of the automobile and a handful of rust spots on the edge of the bonnet.
Bono auctioned the car or truck off in 2000 when it was purchased by Pepsi as a way of elevating money for Ethiopian help tasks.
The Mercedes is becoming bought on-line by Motor vehicle & Classic. Because of to commence on July 18, the auction will run for 7 days and arrive to a shut at 5pm on July 25.