Joe Strummer's Ford Thunderbird to sell through Beverly Hills Car Club



2015-06-26 13:51:02

Joe Strummer's Ford Thunderbird to sell through Beverly Hills Car Club

Clash singer Joe Strummer's Ford Thunderbird will be sold on his birthday

A 1963 Ford Thunderbird that was owned by the Clash singer Joe Strummer (1952-2002) will be sold in Beverly Hills on what would have been his 62nd birthday.

Joe Strummer Ford thunderbird Strummer drove the Thunderbird to the premiere of his film, Mystery Train, in Santa Fe

The Beverly Hills Car Club is accepting bids until August 21.

The car was bought by Strummer in 1987-1988 while he was living in Los Angeles. It was his main form of transport around the city, and he drove it 850 miles to New Mexico for the Santa Fe film festival.

It was at the festival that Mystery Train, the independent film in which Strummer starred, premiered.

"This is such a special car to me. I knew Joe Strummer as a boy growing up in London. He was one of a kind, just like this car," remarks Alex Manos, owner of the Beverly Hills Car Club.

"Joe had an enormous love for American cars and I feel its [sic]serendipitous that this beautiful 1963 Ford Thunderbird is coming to us for sale."

The car, an original California double black-plate Bullet body style T-bird, retains its original blue paintwork and is in pristine condition, having spent years stored in a climate controlled garage.

The Clash are widely regarded as one of the greatest punk bands ever formed, and with punk memorabilia tipped to soar in value in the coming years, this could be a superb buy.

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