In the market for a new car? Bruce Springsteen has a set of wheels on the market … well, kinda! The rock and roll star’s yellow 1957 Chevy convertible—complete with orange flames—is one of several big-ticket items up for auction at the Gotta Have Rock and Roll online auction, which ends March 25. The Boss purchased the car in 1972 after he signed to Columbia Records. It was featured in his 1975 Time and Newsweek covers, and rumor has it the Chevy was the inspiration behind Bruce’s songs “Thunder Road” (from 1975’s Born to Run) and “Racing in the Street” (from 1978’s Darkness on the Edge of Town). The singer/songwriter sold the car to a private buyer for $2,000 in 1976.
The winner of 20 Grammy Awards, the New Jersey native has also received two Golden Globes for Best Original Song (“Streets of Philadelphia” in 1994 and “The Wrestler” in 2009) and the 1993 Best Original Song Oscar (also for “Streets of Philadelphia.”) Bruce has been married to Patti Scialfa since 1991, and the couple has three children. Bruce and fam returned to the Garden State in the early 1990s to avoid the “paparazzi environment” L.A. had to offer. Despite his successful musical career, Bruce has managed to lead a relatively quiet life. It was reported that the press conference regarding his 2009 Super Bowl XLIII halftime show was his first press conference in over 25 years. Seen here sporting a pair of Marc Jacobs sunglasses, it’s easy to see that Bruce still has what it takes to be the Boss.
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