FIRST CAR: 1974 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (V8, 5.7 liter)

NOTES FROM SHERYL: When I was 16, I babysat and lifeguarded and saved my money, and I bought an old Chevrolet Camaro Z28. It was my first car and it had a big engine. Old cars are big and sturdy and I have always liked the look and feel of them. It’s just like my love of antiques and vintage clothes — there’s just something that draws me to love older things."

What about a car wreck? Ever had a really major wreck?

I wrecked my Z-28 coming home from college. I was driving home after finals week, and I fell asleep and ran off the road, and the car crossed the median and came up on the other side! I was very, very lucky no other cars were involved. But I did total the car, which was unfortunate because I loved that car.


1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible


MID-1980's: AMC/Renault Alliance convertible

The Renault Alliance was basically a re-engineered Renault 9 for the U.S. and Canadian markets.

About relocating in Los Angeles (1986):

"I set out in a well-worn Renault Alliance convertible, which could go maybe 60 miles an hour if the air conditioner wasn't running, and head across the country on interstate 40 [...] on the long stretch of Oklahoma where all signs of life began to evaporate..." Sheryl Crow


Jeep CJ5


1964 Chevrolet Corvair Convertible

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What was the car you bought when you got your first big break?

It’s funny, when I got my break, I owned my Corvair, and when it was stolen, my record had maybe just topped a million sales. But sadly, when you sell a million records, you still haven’t made any money because you’re paying off the record. So I ended up buying another Corvair with the insurance on the one that had been stolen.

Do you remember the first time you heard your own music on the radio?

Yes I remember it vividly. I was driving down little Santa Monica in a 1964 Corvair that was about 4 days from being stolen. I heard "Leaving Las Vegas" on the radio and turned up the radio as fast as I could and pulled up to other people's cars to see if they could hear it. I was so excited.


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