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Elton John’s Maserati under the hammer

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A VERY special 2005 Maserati Quattroporte V, first owned by Sir Elton John, will be going under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) sale, taking place on Saturday March 19 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa.

Ordered new by Sir Elton, the car features a host of extras, including a rear DVD player and screen, games input, two headphones, remote control and six CD auto changer.

Also included in the sale is the original Maserati welcome letter, unused personal 24hr concierge members card, and personal gift of a matching leather covered key tray, tool kit, gloves and car cover. The history file also includes national press cuttings from the sale of the car to its second owner in 2010.

Estimated at between £15,000 and £17,000, the car offers a great value example of Italian exotica, with Sir Elton’s name on the V5 certificate, a mere 28,000 miles on the clock, a fresh service and with an MoT until January 2017.

CCA is no stranger to selling celebrity pre-owned cars at auction and cars like this could prove to be valuable assets. Two special examples were sold at its December sale: a 2007 Range Rover Sport first owned by football superstar David Beckham was sold for £31,350, more than £8,000 over its lower estimate.

A beautifully restored 1967 Ford Mustang convertible belonging to legendary British actor Charles Dance was also offered for sale. The car was sold in ‘out of the box’ condition for £33,550, nearly £10,000 over its lower estimate.

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