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Joe Strummer's classic 1963 Thunderbird goes up for auction

Blue Ford car is currently attracting bids of over $20,000 (£12,000)

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A classic car owned by Joe Strummer has been put on eBay for auction.

The sale of the late Clash singer's authentic 1963 Thunderbird will run until August 21, which is also Strummer's birthday, and is being conducted by the Beverly Hills Car Club. The Blue Ford is currently bidding at $21,700 (£13,020).

The car was owned by Strummer from 1987, when he purchased it for $4,200 (£2,520), until his death on December 22, 2002.

According to the listing, the Thunderbird is in "pristine condition" and comes complete with an automatic transmission and an eight-cylinder engine.

Beverly Hills Car Club owner Alex Manos also wrote: "This is such a special car to me. I knew Joe Strummer as a boy growing up in London. He was one-of-a-kind, just like this car. Joe had an enormous love for American cars and I feel it's serendipitous that this beautiful 1963 Ford Thunderbird is coming to us for sale."

Strummer drove the Thunderbird in 1987 and 1988, when he was living on Los Angeles' Ridgemont Drive and during recording sessions for his first solo album, 'Earthquake Weather'. The Clash broke up in 1986.

For more information head to the listing on eBay.

Strummer died in 2002 from an undiagnosed congenital heart defect.

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