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Elliott Smith’s Car is Up For Sale In Austin

The 1999 Passat for $4000 is Listed on Craigslist with All Proceeds Going to Benefit Local Musicians

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According to this Pitchfork news item, it appears as though a car once belonging to late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith is up for sale. The 1999 VW Passat GLX was listed-with perks and flaws outlined in detail-on the Austin area Cragislist auto page and is being offered at $4000 with all of the proceeds going to the SIMS Foundation. SIMS is an Austin-based organization which helps to provide local musicians with access to mental health and addiction recovery. Smith's sister is the one selling the car.

"It was my brother's, who was a musician himself. He's no longer with us, and I think he'd be happy to know that the sale of his car will help other musicians in need. It looks and runs great, and is fun to drive, but it does have a few flaws that I'll detail below," reads the Craigslist post. The post later says, "This car means the world to me, and has a very interesting story to tell. Music buffs might get a kick out of knowing who used to own their 'new' car."


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July 12th 2009

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January 20th 2010

Nice article.It appears as though a car limo miami once belonging to late singer Smith is up for sale.It looks and runs great, and is fun to drive.

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February 4th 2010

Smith car listings from across the US makes it easy to compare models and prices, view specs, or learn more about all used cars. Smith’s sister is the one selling the car.

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March 15th 2010

Elliot Smith. I didn’t like his music at first, but years later when I listened again I loved it. I think he needs a few songs before he can be appreciated. In a wheelchair since a paralyzing car accident at age 18 and physically capable of only simple note structures

Artur Christopher
April 6th 2010

In a wheelchair since a paralyzing car accident at age 18 and physically capable of only simple note structures.

June 4th 2018

Owning and driving a car nowadays don’t seem to be so easy as it used to be in the past. The traffic is awful and drivers seem that they got insane. Most of the time minor accidents happen and some drivers need a specialist like the Oregon auto accident attorney. A lawsuit is complex and because filing a personal injury lawsuit requires specialized skill and training, one should file a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a professional lawyer.

June 4th 2018

A vehicle can be sold fast if it is not damage. Thus, it is wise to repair it before you sell it. There are services like the paintless dent removal St Louis which can repair any damage immediately.

June 7th 2018

Selling your car and using the money for charity actions is amazing! There aren’t too many persons like you. Most drivers would use the money to buy another car. And others don’t even think about that because they do accidents and need a professional traffic lawyer in Charlotte NC to solve their legal problem.