Led Zep hot rod on stairway to £250k
A Ford Model T hot rod previously owned by Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham is for sale at £250,000.
The car, which appears in the band’s 1975 film The Song Remains the Same in a drag race sequence, was built in the 1970s by San Francisco customiser Andy Brizio and named ‘Andy’s Instant T’ after him.
Bonham shipped the car to his home in Britain, at a cost of almost $5000 at the time, and treated it to the custom paint job seen today. He sold the car in 1976 and it was restored in the late 1990s.
Powered by a supercharged 5.7-litre Chevrolet small block engine, rebuilt in 2006, the car has had two owners since Bonham, who died in 1980 and who had a large collection of vehicles.
It is now for sale through West Midlands-based specialist Midwest Performance UK. Boss Bryan Bradley, says: ‘ The Model T’s present owner came to look at a Corvette we had in stock and as a result we are proud to offer the hot rod for sale – not least because we are Led Zeppelin fans ourselves.
‘We’ve had interest from all over the world, including the owner of a chopper bike used in The Song Remains the Same.’
The car has been cocooned in temperature-controlled storage for many years.
Rock superstar drummer and petrolhead John Bonham in Andy’s Instant T, mid-1970s.