Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has teamed up with Beverly Hills auction house Juliens Auctions to sell a wide range of his personal property to fans and collectors. In addition to 15 guitars, furniture and other memorabilia, the lot that is sure to generate buzz is a Tuxedo Black 1966 Corvette Coupe that the musician calls a “Monster of a Car”. The auction takes place on March 26th with a sizable share of the proceeds going to charity.
The Black ’66 Corvette Coupe was purchased by Slash just as Guns N’ Roses were becoming big stars in the 1980s. The description says the Corvette is powered by a 427/435 hp V8 engine, but looking at the supplied engine photo, it appears that its actually a 427/390 hp L36 engine. That would make sense as the 427/435 hp L71 wasn’t offered until 1967.
The Sting Ray Coupe appears to be nicely optioned too with a 4-speed transmission, power steering, power brakes and air conditioning. A ’67 big block hood and spinner-less rally wheels complete the look.
The auction house is estimating the sale of the Corvette will bring in at least $90,000 to $100,000. And for those wondering, the fluffy dice are included in the sale. Slash said this regarding the sale of his Corvette: “I know that somebody would love to have that car because muscle cars are very, very popular.”
The date of the auction is March 26, 2011. You can view the full catalog at Juliens Auctions.
Slash’s Corvette sold for $108,000.