Willie Nelson’s Braids Cost More Than A Car

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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Willie Nelson’s braids sold at an auction at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix Sunday for $37,000– about $6,000 more than the average car.

The country icon’s red braids, owned by Waylon Jennings, weren’t cut any time recently, though. The woven hair, Nelson’s trademark, is from the 1980s.

Nelson cut the braids off and gave them to Jennings as a gift to celebrate his sobriety at a 1983 party, thrown by none other than June and Johnny Cash.

(Photo: Getty Images)

(Photo: Getty Images)

Another big item at the Arizona auction was Buddy Holly’s Ariel Cyclone motorcycle, which was also given to Jennings in 1959, a few years after Holly died in a plane crash. It sold for $450,000.

Jennings, who died in 2002 from diabetes, had played bass in Holly’s band. (RELATED: Willie Nelson Ends Shows With Pounds Of Weed Onstage)

Kaitlan Collins