Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham’s 1915 Model T Up for Sale
Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham’s vintage 1915 Model T automobile, reportedly the one featured in the band’s concert film ‘The Song Remains the Same,’ is looking for a new home, but before you start checking your bank balances, there are some conditions.
For 11 years, London area resident Bruce Screen has been the proud owner of the classic car once owned by the late Zeppelin drumming giant. He got his hands on the awesome piece of automotive rock and roll memorabilia in a deal in which he swapped an unnamed car for the Zep-related prize.
The cash value of the vehicle has been a frequently debated topic, to which Screen says: “there is no way of knowing because it’s so unique.” We’ll go out on a limb and guess that the former owner probably got the short end of the stick on this incredible deal, no matter what kind of car he got in return for the Model T.
When you own such a cool piece of rock and roll history, it’s understandable that you might be nervous about actually using it. And that’s been the case for Mr. Screen, who says he’s “too frightened to drive it on the roads.”
As a result, the car has been kept in a garage during most of the time that he’s owned it, and now he’s looking to find an appropriate museum (we can think of at least one idea) where people can enjoy it. “It needs to be seen and looked after. I’d be interested to hear from people with ideas about where it could go.”
People with thoughts on the subject can get in touch using this email address.
Bonham’s legacy continues to grow – we shared details yesterday of an amazing studio jam featuring the members of Black Sabbath jamming with three out of the four members of Zeppelin. Who has the tape for that one?