Santa Monica, Calif. July 27: Sheryl Crow will auction her personal 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster in Pebble Beach this August to benefit Joplin tornado victims.
The Mercedes-Benz will be presented for sale without reserve at Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auction on Sunday, Aug. 21, immediately following the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Proceeds from the sale of the car will benefit the Joplin Schools Recovery Fund, created by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks of Springfield and its Joplin-based affiliate, the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri.
The Foundation has a number of charitable funds dedicated to ensuring a long-term recovery for the resilient community, including its severely damaged schools.
“After the tornado in Joplin I was moved to help rebuild a city so close to where I grew up in Missouri,” said Crow.
“My hope is that the auction of my 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster will bring in funds to help rebuild the schools in the area.”
“This is a very heartfelt donation to auction an item that has such special meaning to Sheryl and her family,” CFO President Brian Fogle said. “We very much appreciate how committed she is to her Missouri roots.”
An iconic, grand-touring convertible, the stylish 190SL being offered is white with a white hard top, optional black soft top and sport whitewall tires.
Following a comprehensive restoration completed in 2005, the car now has fresh brakes, suspension, a reconditioned Becker Mexico radio with speaker and a new interior of black leather upholstery.
Acquired by Sheryl Crow in 2005, the 190 SL has since become the artist's and her family's personal favorite.
The 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL has an estimate of $50,000 - $80,000 and will be presented without reserve at Gooding & Company's Sunday Auction on Aug. 21.