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Rock star cars head to auction

Published 22 January 2018

Two cars previously owned by rock stars – the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb and Status Quo’s Francis Rossi – are heading to auction.

The cars – a 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL and 1995 BMW E38 750iL – will go under the hammer at Birmingham’s NEC as part of a two-day sale over the weekend of 24-25 March.

Barry Gibb owned this Mercedes-Benz for more than 30 years. It has 59,000 miles on the clock and has a hydraulic self-levelling rear suspension - a very expensive option to be fitted at the time. It’s expected to fetch up to £17,000.

Meanwhile, the 1995 BMW auto previously owned by rock legend Francis Rossi from new for 17 years until 2012 is guided at up to £9000.

Francis Rossi 1995 BMW E38 750i L (3)

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