In 1958 when Natalie Wood was 19, she bought herself a brand-new, shining silver Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – and had it painted hot pink.

The Rebel Without a Cause starlet was the Paris Hilton of her time, a determinedly naughty girl who didn’t give a f**k what the Hollywood establishment thought.

With it’s bright-red interior making it look like a rolling flesh wound, the Benz must have been painful to look at.

Luckily, a subsequent owner restored its original paint job.


And now the car is coming up for auction.

It’s expected to bring in a record $1.75 million or so at RM Auctions’ Amelia Island sale on March 8 at the Ritz-Carlton.

If you’re willing to cough up that much, you can repaint it pink if you’re so inclined.

Just don’t go yachting with Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken…