Driving Miss Franklin

9/19/2007 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The gorgeous Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was spotted holed up in the back of a car in Manhattan on Tuesday. R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

The 65-year-old diva looked absolutely ravishing, bundled up in a shimmering gold coat and blue head scarf, which punctuated her stunning auburn highlights! A real natural woman!