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Ferrari Daytona Formerly owned by Sir Elton John to be auctioned

Published on 20 Aug 2019, 15:47
  • One of the first Ferraris owned by the music legend
  • 1 of 158 UK-supplied factory right-hand-drive Daytonas
  • 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona to be offered from a deceased estate

A 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona formerly owned by Sir Elton John is returning to market at Silverstone Auctions sale of Ferraris and Porsches at the Dallas Burston Polo Club on the 21st September.

Registered new on the 3rd August 1972 by Maranello Concessionaires, the documents show that Sir Elton John, who has an enviable car collection of some of the finest classic cars, owned this stunning Daytona from 1973 to 1975, purchasing the car off the back of the success of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and among the first Ferraris owned by the rock star at the start of his music career.

This is one of only 158 genuine right-hand-drive UK-supplied Daytonas and finished in the glorious colour combination of Rosso Chiaro, with the interior in factory specified Black VM8500 Connolly Vaumol hide, which was re-trimmed in 2017.

The 365 GTB/4 Daytona gained its nickname from Ferrari’s dominant clean sweep of the podium in the 1967 Daytona 24 hour race, even though this car was designed as a road-going grand tourer, it gained considerable success in racing.

This Daytona has an excellent history file with the factory build sheets, order forms, every Ferrari service and receipt, including every MOT certificate to confirm its indicated 82,000 miles.

This is a great opportunity to own a fabulous Ferrari with rock and roll heritage and owned since by Ferrari Owners’ Club members and one previous owner who had the car for 16 years and maintained it regardless of cost. This car has been cherished to keep it in such wonderful condition.

This matching numbers car with known ownership from new, was formerly sold by Silverstone Auctions two years ago and is now being offered by the deceased’s estate at the Sale of Ferraris on the 21st September. Offered at £425,000 to £475,000 this is one of the finest and competitively guided for sale.

Arwel Richards, Silverstone Auctions Classic Car Specialist commented: "We have sold a number of cars that have been owned by Sir Elton John, including a 2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed directly from his personal collection."

“Sir Elton John famously has a long affinity with Ferrari, having owned several range-topping V12 models that included a 365 BB, Testarossa and 512 TR over the years. It is believed this Daytona was his first Ferrari, buying it at the age of 26 in 1973 and keeping it until 1975, parked alongside his 1974 Ferrari 365 Berlinetta Boxer."

"The history file is exceptionally detailed and is a testament to the care of the previous owners in collating the car's file as much as caring for the car's condition for 47 years. We had the honour of selling the car in 2017 and it was bought by a young collector, Mr Harris, with the car stabled among his 1974 Ferrari 264 Dino, 1991 Ferrari Testarossa and several Porsches. Sadly Mr Harris died this year and we are offering the car on the behalf of his family."

Silverstone Auctions are accepting cars for their Sale of Ferraris and Porsche auction and can be contacted on 01926 691141 or email enquiries@silverstoneauctions.com and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car.

Friday the 20th September will be a viewing day from 1pm to 6pm with the auction of automobilia and cars on the Saturday 21st September from 9am.