Missouri singer Sheryl Crow donates vintage car to help Joplin

Monday, August 22, 2011 | 2:44 p.m. CDT; updated 4:52 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 28, 2011

JOPLIN — Singer Sheryl Crow's vintage Mercedes-Benz convertible will bring valuable help to the Joplin school district.

The 1959 car was auctioned on Sunday in Pebble Beach, Calif., to raise money to help the school district, which suffered serious damage in the May 22 tornado. The 190 SL Roadster went to the top bidder of $143,000, more than double its estimated value.

KY3-TV reports that the winning bidder's name was not released.

Crow, who is from southeast Missouri, offered to auction the car because she was devastated by the tornado destruction. She had hoped it might bring as much as $500,000. Crow said she had the car for six years but doesn't drive it anymore.

The money goes to the Joplin Schools Recovery Fund.

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arthur nunn August 23, 2011 | 12:01 a.m.

"After the auction company's commission, the Recovery Fund will get about $130,000." (from the KY3 article)

I can't believe the auction company charged 10k in commission. Shame on them

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