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

| 24 Jan 2012

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.