On March 16, 2013 at the SilverÂ Auction’s “Spring in the Desert” car auction at Fort McDowell AZ, a nondescript 1964 blue Impala was offered up for sale.Â Here’s the listing from the auction web site.Â Â Silver Auction
To say it was well worn would be an understatement.Â The interior was torn up and the paint was in poor condition. What made this car somewhat interesting was the past ownership.Â It was listed as titled in Green Day’s vocalist – Billie Joe Armstrong’s – name and was claimed to be his personal car.Â The seller’s description could be best described as “optimistic”.
Although the auction indicated the title was in Billie Joe Armstrong’s name it had just recently sold on eBay .Â It sold for $12,600 at eBay and at this auction it now hammered sold at $12,250 plus 8% commission (Total price for the math challenged is $13,230) .
This was probably not the type of crowd that knew who Billie Joe is or listen to Green Day, so it’s not surprising that the seller couldn’t generate more interest in this car.
What say you?Â Was it a buy or a dud?Â How much is the past ownership by Green Day’s vocalist worth?