Late English singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie was hugely popular and equally successful, being one of the top sellers of the 20th century. He was known to own a Mini Cooper but in the 80s, his major car that he used daily was a 1981 Volvo 262 C Bertone.
The huge news this year is that the car just sold for a whooping, supercar price of $216,000 (roughly about N78,000,000 without taxes and clearing to Nigeria) in an auction in Swiss auction house, The Oldtimer Galerie Toffen .
In the words of the auction house; “This car was delivered on June 18th 1981 to the musician David Robert Jones (David Bowie) and registered in his name on June 22nd 1981 with the license plate VD 122 922. In 1985 the 262 C was registered to the Bewlay Bros. S.A.R.L – the record label of David Bowie and Iggy Pop – and continued to be used by Bowie during his stays in Switzerland with the plates VD 267 584. In 1998 the car was finally taken over by the current owner. The original service booklet and a copy of the first vehicle registration are available. Fully equipped with automatic transmission, leather, aircondition, power windows and Volvo Hi-Fi System with Blaupunkt speakers. 53‘000 km, very good and well maintained original condition”.
The car is said to have a hardtop instead of the vinyl usually found in other Bertone-edition Volvo coupes and powered by a 2.8-liter V6 and a 3 speed automatic transmission.
This car obviously has been very well looked after judging by the pictures but at N78 million, will i buy it?
You tell me first.