When her daughter Chynna Phillips was born in 1968, Michelle Phillips - co-founder of The Mamas and the Papas - was commuting around Los Angeles in a baby-blue 1967 Jaguar XKE convertible. The design of this roadster is so iconic, one is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, but it was not exactly an ideal mom-mobile.
“I think there were seatbelts, but I don’t remember having a car seat for the Jaguar. So, I would just put this little infant in the front seat of the Jag, and it just wasn’t working out, ” Phillips says. “So, I decided to sell it and buy something more practical.”
On a friend’s recommendation, Phillips drove the XKE to a local Mercedes showroom, where an exquisite, two-tone, silver and black 1970 250C coupe caught her eye. “I got in it and I was just drooling over this car. The salesman came up to me, and I said, ‘Wrap it up.’ He said, ‘Don’t you want to drive it?’ I said, ‘Yeah. I want to drive it out.’”
Phillips has owned and meticulously maintained the car ever since, driving it exclusively until 1989 when her accountant insisted she dispose of some extra income by purchasing another Mercedes-Benz, a smoke silver 560SL, which she also still owns. “I have a tendency to keep things for a long time, ” she says. “But I do not have the room for the 250 anymore. At one point, my significant other was living here and he had a Mercedes. We had cars all up and down the street and in the driveway and in the garage. I said, ‘I can’t take care of this many cars.’”
So she has decided to put the car up for auction. It will be part of RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica sale on June 24, where it is estimated to bring in between $20, 000 and $30, 000. This price would top the high end of the market for these vehicles, as reported by classic car valuation and insurance company, Hagerty. This could reflect the car’s celebrity provenance and single-owner history, as well as the increasing price of this up-and-coming collectible, with its classic lines and legendary engineering and durability.where lauren london from where london bridge is located how product managers work with data scientists why project planning is important why system of a down when should you stop teaching how often technology changes how long science museum london how far london to ireland where to study entrepreneurship why entrepreneur is a risk taker where entrepreneur came from which startup disk to choose how much technology is in the world when business taxes due 2022 how design a t shirt how far london to usa whu business psychology how much business permit in quezon city how start up your own business how london underground was built who design nigeria flag who business analyst how equipment works pulse oximeter how many entrepreneurs are in the world what technology was used where from nokia company why tech industry how many equipment are used in rhythmic gymnastics what technology was based on observations of nature how much project coordinators make when business is so good meme which business degree is best whose project is manila international airport where are migrant workers from how design magazine who engineering consultant who system building blocks why london is so expensive where to produce is an economic problem how much system 12 itoto who company owns sixt car rental why teaching is important to me is it mandatory for teachers to join accredited professional teacher organizations where is gretchen from project runway how management is multidimensional who roadmap 2020 how much management reserve when entrepreneurs fail they tend to from where shein products come which tech stocks to buy now whose forest solution who devised the contract with america what is included in a roadmap which teaching methods can be used by teachers how much businessman earn how many start up episodes how much start up money for monopoly how many business days where does an entrepreneur work how workers comp settlement is calculated who system thinking why equipment should be calibrated in lab teaching where are you from what entrepreneur does with business ideas roadmap to or roadmap for how frequently product releases should occur who teaches you english startup whom who devised the rhetorical strategies of persuasion how many solutions does this system have how many engineering schools in the us whose teaching the zoroastrianism is based on how far london to spain what engineering is the easiest how many london football clubs how often is continuously where engineer work where to buy products in bulk where technology meets business what technology does airdrop use who to hire first startup how much business tax will i pay how many startup companies are there in bangalore how much business analyst salary who products list where to engineer fsd where to products online who manufacturers burow's solution where to buy who teaching staff why system of a down where to find device id on iphone where to produce oxygen where to teach driving near me how much solution in little green machine where workers work why engineering management which engineering is the easiest where is technology used who design nursing care protocols where to produce oxygen why solution focused therapy is effective how many startups in india startup where to start how much product to bring to a trade show when a manufacturer saturated the market when system testing is performed how manager can improve employee performance where to get technical description of lot how much london eye cost how many design patterns are there in microservices roadmap when do restaurants open who's tech n9ne how many tech labs in botw whose science whose knowledge pdf which solution is a homogeneous mixture whose autonomous system number