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Merlin Monroe's 1956 Ford Thunderbird headed to auction in November

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October 30, 2018

Julien’s Auctions: Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird

Merlin Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird headed to Julien’s Auctions in USA. A preliminary assessment of the car is 500 thousand dollars.

Car purchased for an American actress, the sex symbol of the 1950s, by Marilyn Monroe Productions. It is believed that this was the Christmas gift of her business partner and photographer Milton Green (1922-1985). She became the owner of a luxury car six months before she married a playwright and prose writer Arthur Miller (1915-2005). The couple came to her for the wedding.

Julien’s Auctions: Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird

“Marilyn loved to drive,” Milton Green's wife, Amy, said. “We took a cabriolet and raced down the highway to meet the wind.”

Monroe owned a car for six years and hit almost 50 thousand km, and then presented it to his son, her acting master Lee Strasberg (1901-1982) - 18-year-old John. Under the hood of a powerful Ford, which developed a maximum speed of over 180 km / h, was a V-shaped 8-cylinder engine with a capacity of 225 horsepower.

Julien’s Auctions: Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird

“This is a black and white car on the Hollywood Legend,” said Darren Julien, president of Julien Auctions. “It’s a charisma,” he says.

Julien’s Auctions: Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird

“This wonderful black Ford Thunderbird is not only part of the automotive history but comes with an aura of glamor, romance, and tragedy of a true Hollywood legend,” said Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions. “Once in a while something comes along that has a powerful magic about it, a charisma, because of everything and everyone associated with it.”

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