Diva Maria Callas' Limousines Sell for Astronomical $240,000

Maria Callas Mercedes Benz Limousines Acution Cover

Legendary soprano Maria Callas' two Mercedes Benz limousines, used to transport her between performances in Europe, have sold at auction in Monte Carlo for more than US $240,000.

Auctioned by Artcurial, a leading French auction house, the 1967 twin Mercedes Benz 600 limousines were purchased by a European collector for US $114,588 and $128,736 respectively.

One of the cars was fitted with a radio in the back, custom built for singers.

"This evening the bids matched the scale of the Prima Donna’s immense talent," Artcurial's Managing Director Matthieu Lamoure has told the press.