Sheryl Crow Auctioning Off Car To Aid Joplin, Mo.

By Access Hollywood
|  Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011  |  Updated 7:18 PM CDT
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Sheryl Crow Auctioning Mercedes for Joplin Schools

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Musician Sheryl Crow is auctioning a car to aid victims of the Joplin tornado.

Some winning bidder will soon be cruising life's winding road in Sheryl Crow's 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster.

The Grammy award-winning singer said Monday that she's auctioning off the classic car next month and that the proceeds will go toward helping rebuild the tornado-ravaged city of Joplin in her native state of Missouri.

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Crow says she loves the car and has had it for six years, but doesn't drive it anymore.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Crow hopes the car will fetch up to $500,000 at the Aug. 21 auction in Pebble Beach, Calif. But she says she'd be happy if it raises $100,000.

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Crow was a schoolteacher before launching her singing career, and the money will go to the Joplin Schools Recovery Fund.

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