Kylie Minogue's Mercedes to be Auctioned for Charity
A chic black 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 convertible (above), which was owned by both Kylie Minogue and her sister Dannii is to be sold by Bonhams as part of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale in the UK on July 2, with part of the proceeds to be donated to charity. The celebrated Australian sisters have been the car's only two owners, and it's in fabulous condition having covered just 19,000 miles from new. The pre-sale estimate is a steal at just £8,000 – £12,000. Kylie, recently declared by researchers to be "the most powerful celebrity in Britain", releases her 11th studio album, Aphrodite, in July. Dannii is a judge on hugely successful shows The X Factor and Australia's Got Talent. "We are delighted to have been appointed by the Minogue family to offer the Mercedes-Benz," says James Knight, head of Bonhams Motoring Department. "It has all the right ingredients - good colour, low mileage and a fantastic provenance. Kylie and Dannii have a tremendous and far-reaching fan base and I can see it appealing to many people who want the same experience that they both shared."