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As a world-famous musical superstar, you might expect Lady Gaga to acquire quite a collection of cars. You wouldn’t be wrong; she has a diverse garage spanning from a drop-top 1967 Ford Mustang to a striking Lamborghini Huracán. Still, one of her vehicles is a better match for her unforgettable flare: her W123 Mercedes sedan. While that doesn’t sound like a car befitting someone like Lady Gaga, her classic Mercedes-Benz isn’t your average 300D.

What kind of car does Lady Gaga drive?

Lady Gaga with her W123 Mercedes on city streets.
Lady Gaga with her W123 Mercedes-Benz | Alo Ceballos via GC Images

Among her many cars and trucks, Lady Gaga drives a 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D from the W123 generation of the four-door sedan. We know; it’s not the kind of thing you’d expect the meat-dress-wearing artist behind “Bad Romance” and “Poker Face” to drive. 

However, the classic Mercedes W123 is precisely the sort of car the singer-songwriter can use to her advantage. She isn’t exactly a low-profile celebrity. Hell, she has a chart-topping song in her repertoire called “Paparazzi.” Moreover, her role in the 2018 film “A Star Is Born” put her face on the silver screen. 

Perhaps a subtle classic Merc is appropriate for her to elude the flashes of cameras and accosting of superfans. Of course, the unrestored, baby blue Mercedes W123 isn’t the 300D it appears to be.  

What’s so special about Lady Gaga’s Mercedes-Benz W123 300D?

A Mercedes-Benz 300D runs on diesel fuel, as opposed to the gas-powered W123 sedans of the same period. However, Lady Gaga’s light blue Mercedes-Benz 300D runs on french fry oil, per Ideal Media. In addition to being better for the environment than pump-sourced fuels, many owners tout the appetizing bouquet that emits from their french fry oil-fueled vehicles.
We’d have a hard time thinking of a more appropriately whimsical way for Lady Gaga to waft about busy city streets. Just picture it: a classic Merc cruising by with a scent profile that makes you instantly crave a basket of golden-brown fries. Bon Appetit.