My Car Quest

October 22, 2017

The Rocketman Ferrari – Elton John’s That Is

by Wallace Wyss –

You can talk your celebrity cars but what about one owned by British pop star Elton John, a car bought fresh off the success of his breakthrough album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road? Or so they tell us. Most of these celeb cars have a story; I wish there were pictures with this one of him with the car as we see with Clint Eastwood with his Ferraris or Steve McQueen with his Lusso.

The sellers say that they can document that the singer of Rocketman zoomed around in his 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona from 1973 to 1975, no doubt enjoying the music of its 352-horsepower V12 engine.

Elton John Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

The Daytona will come up for auction during Silverstone Auctions’ collector car sale July 29-30 at the Silverstone circuit in England. The right-hand-drive coupe is a matching-numbers example, according to Silverstone, painted Rosso Chiaro with a black interior.

Elton John Rocketman

After John’s ownership, the Ferrari’s history is known, with the last known owner owning it for 16 years. The sellers say it is in immaculate condition, despite 81,675 miles on its odometer. The Ferrari comes with copies of the original build sheets, order forms, delivery correspondence and a chronologically ordered file of every Ferrari service bill and receipt from new.

The estimated value for the Daytona is £525,000 to £575,000 ($681,000 to $746,000).

I one time bought an old Ferrari (250GTE?) that was owned by somebody in the Rightous Brothers band. I thought the thing to do was restore it and bring it to one of the Brother’s houses and pull up in the driveway with one of their albums playing on my 45 rpm player. I sold the car on, but hey, maybe I can do it with Elton John, buying this car and…

 

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Wallace Wyss

 
 
THE ATUHOR: Wallace Wyss will be selling Daytona portraits among other Ferrari art at Concorso Italiano in Seaside Aug. 19th. Those who want to see a preview of the art can write him at Photojournalistpro2@gmail.com

 
 
 
 

 

 

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The Rocketman Ferrari - Elton John's That Is
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The Rocketman Ferrari - Elton John's That Is
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This Ferrari Daytona formerly owned by Elton John will come up for auction during Silverstone Auctions’ collector car sale July 29-30, 2017 at the Silverstone circuit in England.
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