Sheryl Crow sells Merc for charity

| 25 Jul 2011

Sheryl Crow, who once inexplicably covered Led Zeppelin's D'yer Mak'er, pretty much the worst pun in the world ever and certainly the most painful song Led Zeppelin recorded, is to try and atone for her crime by doing something positive for the world and selling her classic for charity.

Crow's 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL will go under the hammer at Gooding & Co's Pebble Beach auction on 21 August to raise cash for rebuilding areas recently devastated by tornados in Joplin, Missouri.

The Grammy award-winner's car will be sold with no reserve and the songstress said: "After the tornado in Joplin I was moved to help rebuild a city so close to where I grew up in Missouri. 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.

"We're honoured that Sheryl approached us with this opportunity to auction her Mercedes-Benz to benefit the people of Joplin, Missouri," says auction house president and founder David Gooding. "Over the years, we've sold more than $25 million in collector cars for charity at our Pebble Beach Auctions, which has generated a considerable amount of money for various causes and foundations. We're delighted to be providing the same platform to Sheryl Crow and hope the excitement of her car generates a sizeable donation for this worthy cause."