A 2011 Bentley Mulsanne car originally commissioned for AC/DC drummer and avid supercar enthusiast Phil Rudd is being offered for sale at $199,990 NZD (approximately $132,000 USD) via the Euromarque dealership in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Back in 2011, Rudd displayed his rare collection of cars at Farmer Auto Village, with all proceeds going towards the Christchurch earthquake recovery. The cars included a 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost, 2011 Aston Martin DBS and a Lamborghini Gallardo. There were also Ferrari rides.
This past March, Rudd sold his New Zealand mansion for $4 million NZD (approximately $2.71 million USD).
Phil and vocalist Brian Johnson are both rumored to be back with AC/DC and working on new music, after the two were caught on camera together outside a Vancouver recording studio last summer. It would be AC/DC‘s first release since the death of founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in 2017.
Rudd was ousted from AC/DC when he was sentenced to eight months of home detention by a New Zealand court in 2015 after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession.
Rudd appeared to take responsibility for his dismissal from AC/DC, saying: “I was just being a fucking dickhead. I shot myself in the foot. You make your own bed, mate. You make your own mistakes and you have to deal with them and that is what I have done. Hindsight is 20/20.”
Rudd, who has appeared on all but three of AC/DC‘s 18 studio albums, recently toured in support of his 2014 solo debut, “Head Job”. It was the release of that album that led indirectly to Rudd‘s arrest, with the drummer allegedly so angry at a personal assistant over the way the record was promoted that he threatened to have the man and his daughter killed.
Rudd played with AC/DC from 1975 until 1983, and then again from 1994 through 2014. He first appeared on the band’s second album, 1975’s “T.N.T.”