Cobain van being auctioned on eBay

March 12, 2012 12:00 AM

Many vehicles increase in value simply due to who they belonged to, and a recent 1972 Dodge Sportsman van that went up for sale on eBay is a prime example.

The vehicle doesn't look like much from the outside, and is covered in graffiti. However, the asking price for the car is currently $100,000, mainly because it was once owned by famous grunge singer Kurt Cobain.

Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana, reportedly did much of the graffiti himself, according to Autoblog. A sketch of the four members of the rock group KISS made with a Sharpie marker is featured prominently on one side of the van.

The seller listed the van under eBay's "fine art" section rather than as a vehicle, because it's more likely to be used as a showpiece than a functioning car. Nirvana did use the van for touring purposes, and Cobain is said to have personally driven it up until the year of his death in 1994.

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