Tragic Natalie Wood's iconic Mercedes convertible set to go under the hammer

Natalie Wood's vintage Mercedes Roadster is going up for auction in July, more than 30 years after her death at sea, auctioneer Profiles in History said on Monday.        

Wood's white 1967 Mercedes 250SL Roadster Coupe automatic, which comes with a certification card, has 106,000 miles on the clock and is expected to fetch between $30,000 and $50,000.  

Up for grabs: The late Natalie Wood's vintage 1967 Mercedes Roadster is going under the hammer

Up for grabs: The late Natalie Wood's vintage 1967 Mercedes Roadster is going under the hammer

The car will be part of an auction of Hollywood memorabilia in July.         

Tragic end: Wood died at sea off the coast of California in 1981, pictured in the Seventies with husband Robert Wagner

Tragic end: Wood died at sea off the coast of California in 1981, pictured in xxxx with husband

Wood - best known for her roles in West Side Story, Miracle on 34th Street and Rebel Without A Cause - died aged 43 in 1981 after drowning off the California coast.

Her death was ruled an accidental drowning.

The investigation into her death was reopened in November 2011 when Los Angeles police said they had received new tips and the captain of the yacht Wood was on said he lied to authorities in 1981.     

However, no charges have been brought against anyone.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives said earlier this year that several weeks of interviews and other investigative work have not uncovered any evidence the death was a homicide.

Chief detective William McSweeney told the Los Angeles Times cold cases like Wood's are never really closed and that detectives are still looking at some aspects of the case.

'At this point, it is an accidental death. Nothing has been discovered to suggest changing that at this time,' he said earlier this year. 

Hot wheels: The car has 106,000 miles on the clock and is expected to fetch between $30,000 and $50,000

Hot wheels: The car has 106,000 miles on the clock and is expected to fetch between $30,000 and $50,000


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