New Zealand man Graham van de Laar was on an auction site when he mistakenly clicked “Place bid” on a 1961 Chevrolet Greenbrier, according to Stuff.
He was waiting for someone to outbid him, but they never did and he became the owner of the car. Little did he know it once belonged to Armstrong.
The car was Armstrong’s personal surfing van in Californi. It’s complete with a “GRNDAY” license plate and his signature on the glove compartment.
Van de Laar is now auctioning off the van for more than $37,000. You can see the full listing here.
More Green Day news
Just last month, the band made a return to play a special show at Oakland, California’s annual 40th Street Block Party.
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt formed the band with touring guitarist Jason White, audio engineer Chris Dugan and tour manager Bill Schneider.
Over the past few years, the band have performed under a few different aliases ranging from the Network to Foxboro Hot Tubs. It looks like they’re settling into performing under this name now with it being inconspicuous enough to stay a surprise.
The 40th Street Block Party billed their lineup to include “classic rock from The Cover Ups” which flew over most people’s heads. Luckily, someone caught on and knew the performance was happening, taking the opportunity to film the band’s entire hour-long set.
You can watch the full performance in the player below.
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