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Bret Michaels' Cars Up For Grabs At Scottsdale Auction


Barrett-Jackson calls Bret Michaels a “rock star, entrepreneur, philanthropist & survivor,” but he’s also a bona fide car guy.

Last year, Michaels’ 1969 Chevy Camaro SS sold for a respectable $220,000 at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction, so Michaels is bringing three vehicles from his collection to this year’s event.

Up for grabs will be Michaels’ 2011 Ford Explorer, as seen on the reality TV show Life As I Know It; his 2004 Lincoln Navigator family hauler, featured on Rock of Love and his 2004 Bentley Continental GT as seen on both previously mentioned shows.

While the Bentley is a fitting choice for a rock-star ride, the Explorer and the Navigator seem a bit ordinary for the frontman of a rock & roll band (Poison and the Bret Michaels Band) and reality TV star. As Steve Davis of Barrett-Jackson explains, these rides show another side of Michaels: devoted father and active philanthropist.

Michaels has been living with Type 1 diabetes since the age of six, and he’s been a long term spokesman for the American Diabetes Association. In 2010, Michaels survived both a brain hemorrhage and subsequent stroke, and has since made a full recovery.

Michaels will perform at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale opening gala, which is by invitation only. If you live in the Scottsdale area and want a chance to win tickets, check out Barrett-Jackson’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
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  1. Former frontman for a rock & roll band (Poison)? Bret never stopped being the frontman of Poison. The band is still together and spent 2011 touring the country for its 25th anniversary. He also is the lead of the Bret Michaels band, which actively tours as well. So there's nothing former about his rock & roll status.
     
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  2. @Holly, fair enough and I've corrected the post.
     
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  3. I would also sell the Ford products he is ridding of. And what a good position to be in to make a huge profit (surely he will) on basic cars because he's a celebrity.
    I also noticed from the pics that he was quick to swap the Bentley wheels back to stock. He's probably saving the aftermarket ones for when he buys the newly updated Continental GT. That's my best guess anyway.
     
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  4. @Saabaru5, even rock stars have bills to pay, and you don't get more for selling a car with aftermarket wheels. My guess is that you'll see those dubs on eBay.
     
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