Kylie`s car to go under hammer

London: A black Mercedes-Benz given to singer Kylie Minogue by her sister Dannii will be auctioned here next month and the proceeds will be donated to charity.

The SLK230, which was bought by Dannii, and subsequently passed onto her sister, is to be sold by Bonhams auction house as part of its annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on July 2.

The celebrated Australian sisters have been the car`s only two owners.

The auction house said the car, with a pre-sale estimate of 8,000-12,000 pounds, is in fabulous condition having covered just 19,000 miles.

Kylie, recently declared by researchers to be `the most powerful celebrity in Britain`, releases her 11th studio album, Aphrodite, in July. Dannii is a judge on hugely successful shows The X Factor and Australia`s Got Talent.

"The Mercedes-Benz has all the right ingredients - good colour, low mileage and a fantastic provenance. Kylie and Dannii have a tremendous and far-reaching fan base and I can see it appealing to many people who want the same experience that they both shared," James Knight, head of Bonhams motoring department, said in a statement.



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