Rock star Elton John CBE and husband David Furnish are set to sacrifice one of the stars from their private collection of cars during the Silverstone Classic auction at the home of the British Grand Prix on July 21.
Going under the hammer will be a 2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed with under 22,000 miles on the clock. The presale estimate is £70,000-£80,000.
‘Privilege to sell Elton John Bentley’
Silverstone Auctions classic car specialist Harry Whale said: “It is a privilege to be able to offer this car at our headline sale at the Silverstone Classic.
“We feel incredibly honoured for Sir Elton to have entrusted the Continental GT Speed with us, and we’re delighted to offer this very special luxury car.”
The Bentley GT Speed has a 6.0 litre W12 engine producing 626bhp – more than a McLaren F1 racing car.
Originally delivered to the multi award winning singer-songwriter in June 2014, Sir Elton passed ownership of the car to David Furnish 10 months later and it has remained in his name ever since.
Sir Elton John Bentley finished in Onyx Black
Roomy and luxurious, the Bentley has plenty of room for the couple’s two sons, Elijah and Zachary, it is finished in Onyx Black and sits on 21in Speed alloys.
Sir Elton’s selected options stretches to three A4 pages and includes an interior finished in Beluga leather with contrast Hotspur Red stitching, and a number of carbon fibre facia panels.
The Bentley had covered less than 22,000 miles and is accompanied by a comprehensive service history and service booklet showing stamps from Bentley Berkshire and H.A. Fox in Guildford.
Special car from Sir Elton John collection
Whale added: This very special car comes from a highly exclusive private collection and presents an exciting opportunity to own not only one of Bentley’s most prestigious models but one that will be completely unique when compared with similar cars in the future.
Find out more about Sir Elton John’s Bentley and the other dream machines coming up for sale at auction at Silverstone Classic Sale.
But if you are going to spend this much on a classic car there is no excuse for skimping on the insurance cover.
The Adrian Flux Cherished Cars department will have an insurance deal that even Elton, whom in collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin has sold three million records over five decades, would consider music to the ears.