Bruce Springsteen‘s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, referenced in his renowned tune “Born to Run,” is up for auction and is anticipated to bring a few hundred thousand dollars.
Springsteen fan Michael Crane stated on Thursday the auction of the car was the very first in the scheduled sale of his whole Springsteen collection due to the fact that he wants to move on from his long dedication with The Boss.
“I have been a fan since I was 7 years of ages. I got to meet Bruce Springsteen with the car, which was fantastic. However I’m ready to proceed in my life and I wish to pass the torch on to someone who will enjoy in the vehicle and get to drive it,” Crane, 46, informed Reuters.
Crane, similar to Springsteen is likewise from New Jersey, thinks Springsteen was describing the vehicle in his 1975 hit “Born to Run” in the line, “I looked out across my hood and saw the highway buckle ‘neath the wheels of a gold Chevy 6.”
The automobile is being sold on eBay in an auction that ends on Monday. Bidding on Thursday afternoon was $200,100 – below the concealed reserve cost.
Crane purchased the yellow soft-top with orange flames on eBay in 2006 and it was displayed at the Rock-and-roll Hall of Fame located in Cleveland from 2008-2010. It has registration and insurance files in Springsteen’s name and remains in good condition.
Springsteen pointed out the automobile in his 1998 book songs.
“In ’70’s New Jersey, the car was still a powerful image. That summer I bought my first set of wheels for two thousand dollars. It was a ’57 Chevy with dual, four-barrel carbs, a Hurst on the floor and orange flames spread across the hood,” Springsteen wrote.
Crane is a real estate developer. He started collecting Springsteen memorabilia in 2006. His collection includes handwritten lyrics, guitars, posters and personal effects that has worth over $7 million.