A convertible Chevrolet of the 1950s is a wonderful acquisition in itself, but when its’ a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible that used to belong to Bruce Springsteen, things suddenly get much more interesting. The famed car was featured in Time and Newsweek cover stories in 1975 and it was also a source of inspiration for some of the artist’s songs.
In 1976, Bruce sold his Chevrolet for $2,000 to a private buyer who later sold it to a Chevy collector for $10,000. The auction description sais that the current owner has invested more than $35,000 in the vehicle, only to improve its electrical and mechanical systems, leaving the frame and the body untouched.
The 1975 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible will be sold at a charity auction with its original vehicle registration, an Allstate insurance in Springsteen’s name and a temporary insurance card. Now powered by a custom-built GM 350, the vehicle is expected to fetch between $500,000 and $700,000.