The Melvins old tour van (affectionately known as the “Melvan”) is up for sale on eBay , significant because the exterior has a Kiss mural drawn by none other than Kurt Cobain, who used to chauffeur to band to their shows before the formation of Nirvana in 1987.
The seller is fan/musician Ben Berg, who was gifted the vehicle by the mother of founding Melvins bassist Matt Lukin, in 1992.
It’s a junkie 1972 Dodge Sportsman Royal Van and the minimum bid is $99,99.99 though Berg is hoping to get around $135,000. for it.
When he first obtained the car, Berg had no idea of its sentimental grunge value. He told Rolling Stone:
“I had no idea that Kurt was even affiliated with that van until well after it was in my possession. I was told that the Kiss mural was drawn by Kurt Cobain and it was done in Sharpie markers that he shoplifted.”
The item is located in Montesano, Washington and is only available for local pick-up. Bidding ends March 13.