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Car once owned by U2 front man Bono is going under the hammer

Paddy Power

A car once owned by U2 front man Bono is going under the hammer but despite current owner Dave Lawlor ploughing €20,000 worth of restoration into the vehicle Paddy Power are betting the metallic bronze Mercedes will fetch no more than between €30,000 and €35,000.

Bono owned the car for twenty years before Pepsi snapped it up in a charity auction for €61,000 in 2000. The 450 SEL boasts cowhide-patterned interior, a sound system worth €15,000 and the all important log book which lists Paul Hewson as its first owner.

Sharon McHugh, spokesperson for Paddy Power explained:

The car fetched €61,000 in 2000 but in the current climate we think it’s unlikely to fetch as much this time around – unless of course Bono comes with the car!

Paddy Power have also chalked up a few celebrities who could be interested in buying Bono’s wheels. They include the Hard Rock Café at 5/1, U2 manager Paul McGuinness at 8/1 and R&B star Mary J. Blige at 10/1, while Bono himself is the 3/1 favourite to snap up the vintage piece himself. There are even 100/1 odds available that the Catholic Church will make an offer for the luxury car!

How much will Bono’s Mercedes sell for?

4/1 €25,000 or less
5/1 €25,001 to €30,000
9/4 €30,001 to €35,000
3/1 €35,001 to €40,000
5/2 €40,001 or more

Who will buy Bono’s former Mercedes?

3/1 Bono
5/1 Hard Rock Café
6/1 Keith Duffy
8/1 Paul McGuinness
10/1 Mary J. Blige
12/1 Amanda Brunker
12/1 Bill Gates
14/1 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
16/1 Andrea Corr
20/1 Bob Geldof
20/1 Sinead O’Connor
50/1 Michael Fingleton
50/1 Sean Fitzpatrick
80/1 Paddy Power
100/1 The Catholic Church (to make it the new Pope mobile)


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