Famous 'Grease' car signed by Olivia Newton-John up for auction

Uno di famous cars from the film “Grasso” is coming up for auction at the Mecum Auctions event in Monterey, California, in agosto 20.

The black custom 1949 Mercury known asHell’s Chariotwas raced by the villain, Crater Face, against Danny Zuko’sGreased Lightningdown the Los Angeles River culvert in one of the film’s most iconic scenes.

The vehicle was built by legendary movie car designer Eddie Paul, who chopped the top off of a Mercury coupe to create the menacing hot rod, with its classic flames and a set of razor hubcaps that were used to tear through Zuko’s Ford during the race.

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Hell's Chariot was built from a 1949 Mercury coupe.

Hell’s Chariot was built from a 1949 Mercury coupe. (Mecum Auctions)

The car later made appearances in the moviesStreets of Fire” e “Used Carsbefore fading into obscurity.

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The car has been fully restored.

The car has been fully restored. (Mecum Auctions)

It was rediscovered just over a decade ago at a car shop in Huntington Beach in worn and weathered condition and purchased by its current owner, Dave DeSure, who had it authenticated by Paul and restored to its onscreen appearance.

The vehicle appears as it did in the film.

The vehicle appears as it did in the film. (Mecum Auctions)

The car has since been used in several advertising campaigns and was featured in the opening sequence ofGrease Live!” on Fox in 2016.

Olivia Newton-John was paraded through Las Vegas in it on the way to her 2014 residency at the Flamingo hotel.

Olivia Newton-John was paraded through Las Vegas in it on the way to her 2014 residency at the Flamingo hotel. (David Becker/WireImage)

Prima di quello, it paraded “Grasso” star Olivia Newton-John through Las Vegas to the opening night event for her residency at the Flamingo hotel.

Newton-John and "Grasso" director Randal Kleiser autographed the dashboard.

Newton-John and “Grasso” director Randal Kleiser autographed the dashboard. (Mecum Auctions)

Newton-John signed the car alongside director Randal Kleiser’s autograph on the dashboard, where it remains today.

The car was consigned to the Mecum event months before Newton-John’s death on August 8 and was given a pre-auction estimate of $ 600,000 per $ 750,000.

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