mercredi 23 mars 2016

For ‘Rocket Men’ only – Sir Elton John’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage


In addition to being one of the great British pop stars, Elton John also has a penchant for very special cars. His former Aston Martin V8 Vantage is currently for sale in London…
In the 1990s, Elton John possessed a significant car collection. He had a fondness for British cars in particular, owning everything from a Bentley S1 Continental Fastback to a Jaguar XJ220. In 2001, the pop star chose to part with a large proportion of his collection, opting to sell 20 exceptional cars at auction. Christie’s generated approximately two million pounds from the sale – a considerable sum given the year. This Aston Martin V8 Vantage from Sir Elton’s former fleet is currently for sale at Fiskens in London. The cherry-red sports car was bought from the Aston Martin showroom on Sloane Street in 1985, and later equipped with a manual transmission and 7-litre engine upgrade by marque specialist R.S. Williams. It is perfect for Elton John fanatics and ‘rocket men’ alike. 
Photos: Fiskens
Numerous variants of the Aston Martin V8 built between 1969 and 1989 can be found listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market. 
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