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2016-12-13

Bruce Springsteen’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Hits Auction Block

ir Convertible Hits Auction Block

NEW YORK, 2016-12-13 15:36 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
BlindedByTheLight.com today announces the auction of Bruce Springsteen’s 1957
Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible where he wrote his signature songs “Born To Run,”
“Thunder Road” and “Backstreets.” The original vehicle registration, temporary
insurance card, and Allstate insurance card issued in Springsteen’s name and
address are included with the car.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/6ac41cd0-9764-4423-86...
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After the release of Bruce’s record “Born To Run,” the car was featured in the
October issues of both Time and Newsweek magazines, ironically both on page 57.

The car is also featured in Bruce’s autobiography titled, “Songs.” He writes,
“In ‘70’s New Jersey, the car was still a powerful image. That summer I bought
my first set of wheels for two thousand dollars. It was a ‘57 Chevy with dual,
four-barrel carbs, a Hurst on the floor and orange flames spread across the
hood.”

From October 2008 to January 2010, the Chevy was featured in the Rock n’ Roll
Hall of Fame Annex in New York City quickly becoming the most popular artifact
in the museum.

In January 2010, the Chevy was moved to the main Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in
Cleveland, OH where it became part of the largest Bruce Springsteen exhibit
ever.

The car is in great running condition since the electrical and mechanical
systems have been overhauled; the body and frame are untouched just the way it
was when Bruce owned it.

A detailed color book has been compiled by the owner and noted Bruce
Springsteen historian, Michael Crane, entitled "Out in the Street: Bruce
Springsteen's 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible" (80 pages) is included in the
sale. The book documents ownership, history of the vehicle, the appraisal, and
includes many rare photographs never seen before.

Link to Auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/272484092740

About BlindedByTheLight.com

BlindedByTheLight.com was founded by Michael Crane, who has been an ardent fan
of Bruce's since he was seven years old. Crane, who is a recognized Bruce
Springsteen historian (contributing to exhibits in both The Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and the Rock Annex in New York City), created
BBTL.com as a "one-stop shop" for all that is best about Bruce. Created by a
fan for fans, it grants them the unique opportunity of having a totally
intimate viewing experience with the quintessential rock legend of our time
from the convenience of a computer, tablet or Smartphone.

Contact:
Susan Blond
Susan Blond Group, Inc.
212-333-7728, ext. 101
SBlond@SusanBlondGroupInc.com

Joshua Plant
Susan Blond Group, Inc.
646-853-0609
Joshua@SusanBlondGroupInc.com

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