Elton John's E-type to be sold at auction

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An ex-Elton John 1965 E-type Roadster with a valuable registration – OKE 1 – is to be sold by Bonhams on 3 March.

The series 1 4.2 will go under the hammer at the Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia sale in Oxford with an estimate if £50-70,000.

Sir Elton bought the iconic Jaguar in 1987, but it was one of 20 cars he sold on via Christie's in 2001 raising close to £2million in total. It then made substantially more than the current estimate when it amassed £80,750.

In the same sale, Sir Elton's 1956 Bentley Continental Fastback made just under £200,000 and top-seller was his XJ220 at £234,750.

Other highlights at Bonhams in March include a 1961 Morgan Plus 4 Supersports High Line that was subject to a £100k restoration (£55-65,000) and a barnfind 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 (£40-60,000).

The C&SC team has also been salivating over the prospect of a a 1966 Citroën DS21 Décapotable, one of only 50 right-hand-drive examples delivered to the UK between 1962 and 1966 and estimated to sell for £36-42,000.

What makes the Citroën especially interesting is the fact that the vendor, well-known Citroëniste Joe Judt, bought the car in 1968 when it was just two years old and has had it ever since.

Comments

Pre 80s TVR

At £50-70k that actually looks quite cheap. Wonder how much the plate is worth, it would look quite good on the bride's Toyota...

Oliver and Katherine Edwards.

TVR Car Club Pre80s Editor

webbersebastian

Celebrity cars have always receive great reception form major players in classic car collection. This car is fully restored with the jaguar parts to make it run again.

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