A Mercedes-Benz R-Class that The Rolling Stones used during the 2006 world tour goes under the hammer. The bidding for the MPV starts today and will be active until Saturday.
“I’ve got a brand new car/And I like to drive real hard”, the Rolling Stones were singing in the ‘90s. The Mercedes-Benz R-Class was indeed a brand new car in 2006 when the rock band used it for the world tour. But it is very unlikely any of the members actually drove it. Instead, they were chauffeured around from gig to gig, across the United States.
The car the rock band used was one of the top variants, an R500, of the model that Mercedes-Benz officially revealed at the New York Motor Show in 2005.
A 5.0-liter V8 operates under its hood and makes it (or at least used to 15 years ago) accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds. Only the AMG version was higher in the range. Still not that much “Satisfaction” behind the wheel of an MPV…
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class signed by The Rolling Stones members
The model sports 22-inch Lowenhart wheels with Pirelli rubber. Onboard the MPV, there are power seats in black leather, with a heating function. The announcement on the Mecum website also mentions a JBL and Alpine sound system, plus a wireless entertainment system. The rear speaker displays the autographs of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, and the late Charlie Watts. It pretty much sounds like a collectible for The Rolling Stones die-hard fans, doesn’t it?
This particular Mercedes-Benz R-Class MPV was the official ride of the rock stars on their 2005-2007 “A Big Bang” world tour. Vocalist Mick Jagger and his colleagues started out with a concert in Boston. The tour concluded a year and a half later, with a record total gross of $558,255,524. No wonder they did not need the MPV anymore.