Bobby Darin's 1960 DiDia 150 Custom Car

barnsis

Marquand, United States

Artist's Description

Bobby Darin was a talented singer, actor and musician, he also was a gifted composer, writing many of his own recordings.

Bobby Darin’s signature song “Mack the Knife,” which won the 1959 “Record of the Year” and Darin the “Best New Artist” Grammy. “Mack the Knife” was number one on the Billboard charts for nine weeks in 1959 and is one of the biggest selling records in history. Bobby Darin was the first young singers to bridge the single record and album gap between the teenage and adult buying public. He died in December 1973 after his second open heart surgery at the age of 37

Bobby Darin’s car was built by Detroit native and clothing designer Andy DiDia; the car took seven years, from 1953 to 1960, to finish. Two engines were originally listed as power plants; the present 427 engine came later. Originally the car cost $153,647.29 to create; today it’s worth $1.5 million. It was originally painted with red paint which had 30 coats with real ground diamonds for sparkle.

The car is now located at The Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

A video that is available if you Google 1960 DiDia

This image as a greeting card is now linked on the merchandise page of the Official Bobby Darin Website

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