Rock and roll enthusiasts may have their differences when it comes to naming the greatest bands or artists of all times, but if there is one thing that unites them all, it is their love for all things fast and nonconforming. That explains the love of many rock music icons who were almost inseparable from their mean machines. Whether we talk about the forefathers of rock and roll who introduced the genre to the masses or the more recent artists who have been carrying the bastion ever since, it would be safe to say that they all had their favorite set of wheels. In this post, we look at five such timeless favorites that had even rock icons on their knees.
1. Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 (1955) – Elvis Presley
Eldorado Fleetwood Series 60, in addition to being the favorite of The King of Rock and Roll, is also remembered for being part of a major turning point in the history of Cadillac. The model is among the select few that were manufactured under the label “special 60”, which were built on an extended wheelbase derivative by the legendary auto designer Bill Mitchell. Although a rare sight at classic car auctions, they can still be seen behind the auction bell on lucky days.
2. Ferrari 250 GTO (1964) – Nick Mason
Nick Mason, the drummer from Pink Floyd, is known for his love for finer things in life and his auto sensibility testifies that. Although Nick has owned a number of dream machines, his list of favorite has had one permanent fixture – Ferrari 250 GTO or “Gran Turismo Omologato”. Propelled by Ferrari’s famous Tipo 168/62 V12 engine, the 250 GTO was engineered by the company in 1962 to qualify FIA’s Group 3 Grand Touring Car category.
3. Porsche 356 A (1965) – Janis Joplin
When thinking about Janis Joplin, a high performance speed racer may not be the first thing that comes to the mind, but it is true that she had a breathtakingly customized 1965 Porsche 356 she bought used in 1968. Later, one of her roadies, Dave Roberts, turned it into a delight for the psychedelic eye. The rear wheel drive, 2-door coupe was available in both hard- and soft-top variants, and continues to make occasional appearances in classic car auctions.
4. Chevrolet Corvette C1 (1960) – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen may be one of the humblest rock legends to have walked the planet, but he surely doesn’t tread the same path when it comes to choosing his vehicles. An avid auto enthusiast, Bruce has several top of the line vehicles and his good old 1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 sits nice and easy among the top ranks. Introduced in 1953, the C1 marked the beginning of a legacy called Corvette, which is now in its seventh generation.
5. Rolls Royce Phantom V (1965) – John Lennon
How could you drive around in a customized Rolls Royce Phantom V and still manage to remain humble enough to live a life like the legendary John Lennon? John’s first love may always have been music (or Yoko!), but his ride also had a special place in his heart. He could be seen driving around the city with no care, in his Rolls Royce Phantom V, which was an ultra-exclusive, limited-production, 4-door limousine powered by a 6,230 cc V8 engine.
The nexus between rock and roll artists and powerful automobiles goes back before the beginning of time, but that doesn’t imply such classic rides are limited to the rich and famous. Every auto buff can now participate in online classic car auctions and get their hands on their dream vehicle without having to break the bank. AutoBidMaster.com is one such platform. All you need to do is search for the vehicles of your choice, sign up with us, and start bidding to get your dream ride at an unbeatable price!
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