ABBA’s old BMW 633 made a lot of money at Sotheby’s auction, the vehicle that once belonged to the legendary Sweden band has sold for €34,500.
ABBA and everything linked to this musical band is a part of history, national and musical, that’s why the car that belonged to ABBA in the 1970s became one of the most popular lots at Sotheby’s auction. The special piece of automotive heritage, as Sotheby’s put it, pulled in beyond initial estimates of 210,000 to 300,000 kronor.
The BMW followed the band around on European tours in the seventies and was used as a standby vehicle for band members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson.It was ordered in Polaris Silver (060) over black leather with a four-speed manual gearbox, the Sotheby’s website wrote.
ABBA’s 1977 car has the documents signed by Ulvaeus and Andersson
The bodywork of the vehicle and its interior are unmarked and it still has its rare TRX alloy wheels, the auctioneers said. The full listing from Sotheby’s offers a lot of pictures with the rare lot. BMW came with copies of the original documents signed by Ulvaeus and Andersson, that’s a real rarity!
The sale marks the second time this year that an auction has seen pop stars, Sweden, and auctioned cars crop up in the headlines. Indeed, David Bowie’s Volvo 262C pulled in a pretty penny last month when it sold for $216,000.