Dita Von Teese is selling her car on Ebay!
Dita used a pin-up photos of herself in the baby blue 1939 Packard 120 and a product description to rival F. Scott Fitzgerald* himself.
The age said:
“A rare offering on Ebay: This fabulous French-Blue 1939 Packard 120 sedan owned by the beautiful burlesque star and classic car aficionado Dita Von Teese! This car was restored about 10 years ago and runs and drives absolutely perfectly. The engine and transmission are in pristine mechanical condition, having been rebuilt at the time of the restoration. The paint, although very nice, is just starting to show it’s age a bit with a few areas of light crazing, as you can see in the photos, but it doesn’t detract from the beauty of this car in any way, and a new paint job isn’t necessary at this time. The electrical system is in excellent working order, with all gauges and lights working well. It has a VERY RARE original factory Tachometer installed where the clock would be. Dita put new tires on this car less than a year ago, they are the Coker Radial wide whites, and they make the car drive very smoothly, and they look slick! Also of note is the exceptional glamorous flying lady hood ornament with etched glass detail, a fine example of the type of artistry and quality that makes these cars so desirable and excellent investments. There are no mechanical issues whatsoever with this classic, restored-original car. Dita personally enjoyed driving this dreamboat of a car to many different events, used it in her photo shoots and videos including a Forbes story about her classic car collection. The Packard, notoriously the getaway car of choice for prohibition-era gangsters, has been one of Dita’s favorite cars to own and drive due to its power, ease of drive, smoothness and reputation in the classic car world. The only reason she’s letting this one go is that she recently purchased a 1940 Cadillac convertible sedan, and so in the interest of making space, plus the hope of passing it on to someone that will drive it often, she’s decided to let me sell it. This is as reliable as a classic car gets, an excellent choice for anyone that wants an eye-catching, drivable, classic 1930′s era top-of the-line automobile.”
If you want to bid on the car you have to fast and rich as the car bidding ends in two days time and you have to have over $24K in the bank.
1. At my second record label, they told me and other female artists that some of us were going on the chopping block. I was 19… and it was devastating.
2. Honey, I am the chief of my train. If critics want to hop on board, fantastic. There’s plenty of room. The KP train is fun.
4. I didn’t have a childhood.
6. I fall in love every time. And I don’t really fall in love a lot, but when I do, I fall hard.
8. I gave myself until I turned 25 to make it. And if it didn’t happen, I thought I’d just try to find a nice husband.
9. I got this Jesus tattoo on my wrist when I was 18 because I know that it’s always going to be a part of me. When I’m playing, it’s staring right back at me, saying, “Remember where you came from.”
11. I have multipersonality disorder – in a very good way, ofcourse - when it comes to my fashion choices. When I first started playing around with my look, it was more of a Dita Von Teese pinup thing. Dita’s really dedicated.
12. I really like to look like a history book. I can look 1940s, I can look 1970s hippie-chic, or sometimes I’ll pull that ’80s Brooklyn hip-hop kid with the door-knocker earrings.
14. I think people appreciate a songwriter who shows different sides. The whole angst thing is cool, but if that’s all you’ve got, it’s just boring. Everything I write, whether it’s happy or sad, has a sense of humor to it.
17. I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world.
18. I wanted to be that quirky girl who writes funny songs that still have meaning.
20. I’m kind of a good girl – and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.
21. I’m not defined by where I came from. I never took part in the rules and hatred that sometimes go along with religion. But if my parents are happy with what they believe, then I’m happy to stay out of their way. We agree to disagree.
23. I’ve done a lot of bad things. Use your imagination.
25. If people want a role model, they can have Miley Cyrus!
26. It was so draining. Going to parties to rub elbows with so-and-so and act like it’s no big deal, when really all I was doing was hoping I’d have the success they had.
27. My career is like an artichoke. People might think that the leaves are tasty and buttered up and delicious, and they don’t even know that there’s something magical hidden at the base of it. There’s a whole other side of me that people didn’t know existed.
29. My parents are very quirky, eccentric. They have their own world.
30. My personality is up and down, sassy and cheeky.
31. People don’t want just vanilla. They want 31 flavors. I couldn’t do what Rihanna does. I couldn’t do what Gaga does. They can’t do what I do.