True glamour… in classic Dita fashion!
You can guess our reaction when we discovered burlesque maven and all-around vintage goddess Dita Von Teese was selling her classic car via Ebay!
At first, our heart dropped.
And then we saw the auction page and it jumped right back up!
Using pin-up photos of herself in the baby blue 1939 Packard 120 and a product description to rival F. Scott Fitzgerald* himself, Dita hopes to sell this baby to a good home.
Managed by 'Howard,' the page offers these details:
"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."
Our favorite line has to be "…notoriously the getaway car of choice for prohibition-era gangsters…" because Dita is a straight-up G through and through!
Check out the beautiful Dita-packed photos (below)!!!
As of Wednesday, there are two days left to bid with the current offer resting above $20,000. Sigh… doesn't it make you wanna hop in and travel back to the jazz age??
CLICK HERE to make your bid!
*Okay, it doesn't really rival the Gatsby author, but you get the idea — it's the most literary Ebay description we've ever seen!
[Image courtesy of Dita Von Teese.]
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