El­ton John’s Fer­rari Day­tona goes un­der the ham­mer

New Zealand Classic Car - - NEWS -

Ru­mour has it that, on the back of the suc­cess of El­ton John’s al­bum

Yel­low Brick Road, he headed straight to his lo­cal Fer­rari deal­er­ship and dropped a few bob on a brand-new 365 GTB/4 Day­tona. That very car is now up for sale at Sil­ver­stone Auc­tions.

Fer­rari made close to 1300 Day­tonas over the course of six years, with only 158 of them built in right-hand drive, in­clud­ing Sir El­ton’s, fin­ished in red on black.

He owned the car from 1973 (the year his afore­men­tioned seventh stu­dio al­bum boo­gied its way into our ears and hearts) un­til 1975. The car has sub­se­quently been looked af­ter by pas­sion­ate Fer­rari own­ers, in­clud­ing one who held onto the Day­tona for 16 years.

The Day­tona has just over 80,000 miles (128,750km) on the clock, and is ex­pected to fetch up­wards of £550K ($982K) when it goes un­der the ham­mer at the end of the month.

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