As you know, here at Limo Broker, we love nothing more than an extravagant wedding car; cars that have a real story to tell. This is why in recent years, we have made further additions to our vintage fleet, wanting to share the wonderful cars of history with our customers.
Displaying such a passion for the vehicle of yesteryear, we were understandably intrigued to hear that Marilyn Monroe’s wedding car was up for sale. As a woman renowned for being a hopeless romantic, the blonde bombshell had various high-profile partners. However, the car up for sale, the 1955 Ford Thunderbird, was used on her third wedding to Arthur Miller. Bought for her by Milton Greene, Monroe’s business partner and photographer, the convertible provided the backdrop for many iconic Monroe pictures.
Up for sale for a respectable $500,000, the car is a rare beauty. However, its beauty has been largely concealed for the last 50 years or so, with its anonymous owner keeping the car in a garage.
Bosting ‘Raven Black’ exterior and gleaming white interior, the car works with a classic black and white colour theme. Equally as impressive under the bonnet, the Ford also transmits a 225 horsepower V-8 engine, having a top speed of 113mph.
More than just a wedding car
But, this car was not just the actress’ wedding car, but the only car to be registered in her name.
Speaking about the car in the past, Amy Greene, Milton Greene’s wife, said:
“Marilyn liked to drive. We’d take the convertible and with the top down, we’d go sailing along the highway.
“We both liked to feel the wind in our faces and the warmth of the heater on our legs.”
Let us know what you think, does the Thunderbird warrant the $500,000 price tag? leave your comments below.