Ex-Elton John Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Goes Under The Hammer

If you’re fascinated by classic cars previously owned by celebrities, then you might want to take a look at this 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

Of course being a Daytona alone should do the trick, especially if you’re resident in the UK as this is one of the 158 RHD examples delivered new in the country from the factory.

One of its keepers happened to be Sir Elton John, from 1973 to 1975, making it one of the first Ferraris owned by the legendary rock star. It’s finished in the desirable Rosso Chiaro paint over a black VM8500 Connolly Vaumol leather interior, which was re-trimmed in 2017.

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The Italian V12 gran tourer comes with an extensive history file, including the factory build sheets, order forms, every Ferrari service and receipt, as well as every MOT certificate to confirm the indicated 82,000 miles.

“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,” said Arwel Richards, Silverstone Auctions Classic Car Specialist. “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.”

After the famous musician, this 365 GTB/4 Daytona was owned by members of the Ferrari Owners Club, with one of them keeping it for 16 years. It was then sold through Silverstone Auctions in 2017 and is now offered by the deceased’s estate at the sale of Ferraris and Porsches at the Dallas Burston Polo Club on September 21.

The celebrity-owned Ferrari Daytona is estimated to fetch between £425,000 and £475,000 ($517k-$578k at current exchange rates).

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  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    The fact that Elton owned it should mean it’s worth much less than a regular one.

    • Six_Tymes

      why

      • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

        Go eat one of Eltons Turds

      • db

        Touchy touchy. When you think of Elton, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? For me its those goofy, animated buck store glasses he has on all the time. The fact this same man had owned this car astounds me to no end.

  • CJKnox

    Imagine shining a black light on that interior – nevermind dont do that.

    • Wandering_Spirit

      I’d focus on the levers. But the hand brake is particularly dodgy.

      • db

        I was going to comment on how much I prefer the pull up handbrake but I just had a sudden change of heart.

  • db

    You automatically think Elton’s sexuality preference is what the commentor is referring to so this also says a lot about you to.

    • Finkployd

      When did he ever mention that ??

    • Bo Hanan

      No, you do.

  • db
  • Bo Hanan

    I commented on his taste in cars.

    • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

      well you didn’t just do that did you? You said “P.S. your comment says more about you than him……. Negatively speaking that is”.
      That’s not commentating about his taste in cars, which was irrelevant to my remarks. His taste in cars is probably amazing. Who doesn’t like classic Ferraris? I just happen to think on a personal level, he’s a turd that needs to be flushed.

  • Bo Hanan

    tf?…….

  • Bo Hanan

    You, are an angry young lady.

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