Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Clash: Joe Strummer’s car up for auction on eBay

A blue 1963 Ford Thunderbird once owned by Joe Strummer of The Clash is up for sale on auction site eBay.

Originally purchased by Strummer in 1987 for $4,200, the vehicle has remained in pristine condition after spent several years in a climate controlled garage.

According to sellers the Beverly Hills Car Club, Strummer was living in Los Angeles in 1987/88 and the Thunderbird was his principal mode of transport.

The Clash guitarist would take his partner, Gaby, and their two young daughters on family outings to the desert in the T-Bird. In May 1988, he and Gaby drove 850 miles in the car to New Mexico for the Santa Fe film festival, where the Jim Jarmusch film that he starred in, “Mystery Train”, was being screened.

The vehicle will be on sale for 10 days starting Monday, August 11, closing Thursday, August 21 at 19:31:19 PDT – the day Strummer would have turned 62.

View the listing at

The rocker died from a heart defect at the age of 50 in December of 2002.

See also:

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