Bruce Springsteen car AuctionThe car that was the inspiration for classic Bruce Springsteen songs like 'Jungleland' and 'Born to Run' is set to go on the auction block. The orange-flame painted 1957 Chevy convertible that once belonged to The Boss -- and was featured in his famous 1975 Time and Newsweek cover stories -- is expected to draw nearly $400,000 in an online auction currently underway.

The notorious car, which was the first automobile Bruce bought after he signed to Columbia Records in 1972, also inspired 'Thunder Road,' the opening song on 'Born to Run.'

According to the auction site, Springsteen riffed on the car in his book 'Songs.' "In '70's New Jersey, the car was still a powerful image. That summer I bought my first set of wheels for two thousand dollars. It was a '57 Chevy with dual, four-barrel carbs, a Hurst on the floor and orange flames spread across the hood."