A silver dollar-coated car once owned by country legend Hank Williams' wife AUDREY sold for $195,000 (GBP108,300) at a classic vehicle auction in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday (20JAN06).

The 1964 Pontiac Bonneville convertible was customised by designer NUDIE COHN and features 350 authentic US silver dollars embedded in the interior.

The car has been on show in the Smoky Mountain Car Museum in Tennessee since 1968.

Other celebrity-related cars also sold at the auction were James Bond's original Aston Martin DB5 and gangster AL CAPONE's 1928 Cadillac sedan.