This was Britney Spears' car in the months following her filing for divorce from husband Kevin Federline. Ownership coincided with some of the most chaotic events in the pop star's life, which climaxed with her shaving her head, attacking the paparazzi with an umbrella, and eventually being put on an involuntary psychiatric hold that paved the way for a 13-year double conservatorship.
This happened at a time when the paparazzi were always around Spears, often trying to provoke responses from her and filming her non-stop. That explains how the car became this famous and probably also accounts for some of the fender-benders she got into while at its wheel.
This is a 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 convertible, far from impressive on its own. In a world in which celebrities can dream up the most insane customizations and can afford to drive the latest and awesomest machines, Spears has always kept her auto tastes rather… mundane.
This convertible is the car she banged several times, even ending up with a hit-and-run charge, and got pulled over for speeding in. If you're a celebrity car collector looking for that "extra” item to add to your lineup, it could be it. And it just so happens that it's for sale.
The Volo Auto Museum in Illinois is looking to move some inventory, and the CLK350 is on that list. It's often been on display at the Museum – and proven quite a hit with visitors – but it's time for it to go, the Museum notes in the listing.
Last registered with over 29,000 miles (46,700 km) on the odo, the factory-stock CLK350 comes with a 3.5-liter 268-hp engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-black exterior over all-black interior in premium leather.
It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and has 10-way power seats and memory positions, dual climate zones, auto headlights, one-touch windows, and keyless locks. There's a record of its many fender-benders, but it's been well maintained and, more importantly, comes with the kind of celebrity pedigree other cars can only dream of. Just imagine the stories it could tell...
The fact that this is the car that Spears drove right before the conservatorship, which effectively annulled her right to drive herself, makes this rather unremarkable ride even more appealing. Estimated at $75,000, it's asking a hair under $70K, $69,998.