The much-loved 1975 Maserati Merak of Spiderbait singer-drummer Kram, aka Mark Maher, found a new home at Shannons Melbourne Summer Auction on Monday, December 2.
Several enthusiasts were in hot pursuit of the beautiful 240km/h metallic burgundy coupe, with its rich cream leather interior and mid-mounted V6 engine, before it sold to a floor bidder for $50,000 - the upper end of its predicted selling range.
Kram was not at the auction in Cheltenham to see his svelte Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed Italian masterpiece move on, as he and Spiderbait were in Sydney attending the Aria Awards in Sydney.
While Kram's Maserati was the celebrity sale of the night at Shannons, it wasn't the highest sale - or the bidding highlight.
The top seller of the auction was a beautifully presented black with silver body scallops right hand drive 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster that brought $100,000.
But the lot that attracted the most attention was a fully-restored 1963 Studebaker GT Hawk, with feverish bidding by a number of both floor and phone bidders driving it well beyond its original $15,000-$20,000 guiding range, to eventually bring the hammer down at $43,000.