‘Rocketman’s’ Maserati goes under the hammer

‘Rocketman’s’ Maserati goes under the hammer

12.02.2021: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte for auction with The Market Ordered new by Sir Elton John with a whole host of extras Incredibly low mileage and in excellent condition


    2005 Maserati Quattroporte for auction with The Market

    Ordered new by Sir Elton John with a whole host of extras

    Incredibly low mileage and in excellent condition

    Online auction to start on Thursday 18th February and close on Thursday 25th February





A stunning, low mileage, 4.2-litre V8 2005 Maserati Quattroporte, first owned by Sir Elton John, CBE, will be auctioned by the original online classic car auctioneer, The Market.



Added to Sir Elton’s extensive collection of thoroughbred cars back in 2005, this particular Italian beauty features a whole host of extras which ensured Elton and his passengers were transported in complete luxury and comfort. Some of the added bells and whistles of mid-noughties nostalgia include a rear DVD player and screen, games input, two headphones, remote control and a six CD autochanger.



The winning bidder will also receive a number of really special and quite unique extras to accompany the car, like the official Maserati welcome letter addressed to ‘Mr John’ and a copy of the original V5 certificate donning Sir Elton’s name and the current number plates.



“Sir Elton is a national treasure and a global superstar, who has impeccable taste when it comes to buying cars,” comments Tristan Judge, director, The Market. “Indeed, the car is in excellent condition and has evidentially been treated like a celebrity itself over the years.”



The Market is no stranger to selling classics previously owned by A-list celebrities and in 2021 has already sold a BMW 635CSi formerly owned by acting legend, Sir Sean Connery, and a Range Rover Sport owned by former England captain, David Beckham.



“This is a very special opportunity for worlds to collide for enthusiasts of both music and collectible cars, grabbing themselves a genuine piece of memorabilia,” adds Judge. “The vehicle’s new owner will be able to enjoy the kind of luxury drive you can expect from a top of the range Italian beauty, as well as revel in the history this car has had in the hands of a music icon.”



Having been purchased by the current vendor in 2016, the car has covered just 1,000 miles since then and has been dry stored for some of that time, adding to its well-preserved condition. Indeed, the car’s odometer shows it has covered just 28,493 miles during its lifetime and is backed up with a host of main dealer and specialist service stamps, to further authenticate and confirm the care and attention it has received so far.



Expected to sell for between £15,000 and £40,000, the car is finished in Verde green paintwork complemented by a Cuoio, biscuit interior and rosewood veneer.



The auction of this Maserati Quattroporte will start on Thursday 18th February and end on Thursday 25th February.




2005 Maserati Quattroporte for auction with The Market guided at £15,000 to £40,000.
         

Ordered by Sir Elton John and features a whole host of extras.
     



Online auction will start on Thursday 18th February and close on Thursday 25th February.

 



Notes


The Market was launched in 2016 and is a privately held company based near Oxford in the UK. The Market helps people to buy and sell their classic vehicles through innovative curated auctions via its state-of-the-art, high security online platform and app.



The Market was conceived from a passion for classic cars and motorcycles as well as for technology and the crossovers that exist between the two. This crossover is disrupting the classic car auction market by providing the highest levels of transparency, accessibility and security as well as highly competitive buyers’ and sellers’ fees. The Market charges a seller’s commission of just 5 per cent + VAT with no fees for buyers.



To date, The Market has sold over 800 vehicles with a total value of over £10 million and a sales rate of over 80+ per cent. Prices range from £20,000 to £200,000.



Auction results spreadsheets are available on request.





Jordan O’Flanagan, Red Marlin -  photos The Market


Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/rocketman-maserati-sir-elton-john-auction---219241.html

12.02.2021 / MaP

More News

Interview with BILSTER BERG Managing Director and Project Developer Hans-Jürgen von Glasenapp
09.02.2021
"In this crisis, we all stand together!"  Mr von Glasenapp, Covid-19 dominated our lives in 2020. How has the pandemic affected the activities at BILSTER BERG? We were able to adapt very quickly more >>
BMW Group Plant Hams Hall: Twenty years
08.02.2021
Twelve milestone products - One UK manufacturing successAs BMW Group Plant Hams Hall celebrates 20 years of production in the Midlands, we explore twelve pivotal moments and the products that put this North Warwickshire plant on the map as a centre of engine manufactur more >>
London Concours 2021 celebrates the great Italian Berlinettas
07.02.2021
    The London Concours has announced the first of its 2021 classes: a celebration of the great ‘Italian Berlinettas’    Focusing on the golden era of the ‘60s, design icons like the Ferrari 25 more >>
Select Electric Motor Show brings future tech into focus at British Motor Show in 2021
07.02.2021
    The Select Electric Motor Show becomes part of the 2021 British Motor Show    Backed by Select Car Leasing, the UK’s leading car leasing company, Hall 5 will focus on EVs and future tech, from the latest models to converted classics    Rescheduled show to deliver even more content in 2021&nb more >>
Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Company celebrate Valentine’s Month
05.02.2021
•    Carroll Shelby’s AC Cobra with Ford V8 power helped define the muscle car segment•    The Shelby GT350 and GT500 established the Mustang as a performance sportscar•    Carroll Sh more >>
Renault celebrates the 60th anniversary of an icon: the 4L
04.02.2021
    A mythical car, sold in more than 8 million units.    A true icon of Pop Culture.    2021, a year full of celebrations.2021 marks the 60th anniver more >>
CAPAS 2021 debuts the Chengdu-Chongqing Dual-city Economic Rim zone for sustainable automotive growth
04.02.2021
The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) returns from 20 to 22 May 2021. The show will debut the Chengdu-Chongqing Dual-city Economic Rim zone to highlight the latest regional development strategy for the automotive value chain. more >>
AMR returns in April to spotlight the opportunities of China’s Inner Circulation
02.02.2021
The 2021 edition of the Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) is returning to Beijing from 24 to 27 April. During the four-day show, over 8,000 brands from more than 1,000 local and overseas exhibitors, will be on display across 100,000 sqm of exhibition space at the New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC).  more >>
Goodwood’s Motorsport Event Tickets Go on Sale to Public
02.02.2021
    Tickets for Goodwood’s three headline motorsport events go on sale to the general public today.     Limited tickets are available due to 2020 roll-overs and adjusted capacities. more >>
Walk of Oman Expedition Welcomes New Team Member- Ben Gallagher -with video
29.01.2021
Grenadier Walk of Oman Expedition Welcomes New Team Member- Ben GallagherWith just over 2 months to go until the Grenadier Walk of Oman gets underway, the team have welcomed a new member to the Expedition- Ben Gallagher.Having served more >>
Walking With The Wounded CEO and Co-founder Ed Parker to step down after a decade supporting those who served
29.01.2021
Ed Parker, Chief Executive and Co-founder of military charity Walking With The Wounded (‘WWTW’), has announced he will step down after 10 years in the role. He will be succeeded by Fergus Williams, the current Director of Operations, who has pioneered WWTW’s programmes with the NHS. more >>
A calendar dedicated to Alfa Romeo’s history
29.01.2021
•    Museo Alfa Romeo is back on track – virtually, for now – with a special series of Backstage conferences.•    Twelve conferences to explore just as many milestones in the brand’s history, a history which has many special anniversaries to celebrate this year.•    The firs more >>
Jeep® celebrates 80 years of history and innovation
29.01.2021
    Jeep® celebrates 80th birthday in 2021    New Jeep Wave loyalty program, providing customers with exclusive services and special benefits    Milestone to be marked with introduction of new 80th Anniversary special-edition Renegade and Wrangler models, arriving in UK showrooms this spring more >>
Live Company Group and Messe Frankfurt South Africa partner for launch of the eMobility Festival in Cape Town
17.01.2021
Live Company Group Plc is pleased to announce that it has, via E-Movement Holdings Limited a 100% subsidiary of Live Company Group, partnered with Messe Frankfurt South Africa for the launch of the eMobility Festival 2021.The eMobility Festival will focus on Elec more >>
Mercedes Benz F 100 in 1991 - A powerful glance into the future of the car
12.01.2021
    Research vehicle with numerous pioneering systems       From distance control to xenon headlights    Already a pioneer more >>
CASA SEAT will explore the goals for 2021 in January across a range of disciplines
12.01.2021
    On 28 January, economist Thierry Malleret will present the keys to the book COVID-19: The Great Reset, written with Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum    Santa Salut and Ganges will open the Barcelona Z Sessions on 23 more >>
Las Vegas Supports CES with Marquee Takeover
12.01.2021
    Marquees along the Las Vegas Strip light up in support of CESLas Vegas resorts and attractions joined together to show support of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with an orchestrated marquee display hours before the start of the ann more >>
BMW announces the future of the display and operating system BMW iDrive at the CES 2021
11.01.2021
The BMW iDrive celebrates 20 years at the all-digital CES2021. A paradigm shift in the interaction between driver and vehicle became an industry standard and laid the foundations for today’s multifunctional, online-based user experience.20 years ha more >>
ACMA & Messe Frankfurt India announce first hybrid edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi in 2021
05.01.2021
A significant business event in the international automotive industry trade calendar, ACMA Automechanika New Delhi is all set to go hybrid from 2021. Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have announced that the 5th edition throug more >>
Participants’ feedback on Automechanika Shanghai 2020
21.12.2020
Onsite buyer:Mr XiaoBin Li, General Manager, Qingdao Julun Tire Co Ltd“Compared with the other exhibitions I have visited, Automechanika Shanghai continues to out-perform in terms of its scale, comprehensive coverage of the supply chain and reach in the international market. In addition to exploring the exhibitors in REIFEN (Tyres & Wheel more >>
Automechanika Shanghai 2020 demonstrates the workings of a hybrid event to unlock global automotive development
21.12.2020
A few weeks on from wrapping up the 16th edition of Automechanika Shanghai 2020, which took place from 2 to 5 December, organisers, exhibitors and visitors reflect upon the show’s efforts to reconnect the automotive ecosystem. Numerous parties across the global supply chain complimented its innovative hybrid format, which virtually transported play more >>
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur defers to 2022
11.12.2020
With COVID-19 cases still being recorded in Malaysia[1], the organisers of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur defer the upcoming edition of the show initially planned for March 2021. The move to reschedule the fair to 15 – 17 March 2022 comes as a result more >>
The 16th edition of Automechanika Shanghai 2020 closes, brokering new automotive trade fair experiences
08.12.2020
Rounding up a unique year, Automechanika Shanghai’s physical fair closes its doors after successfully engaging with players worldwide through its hybrid platform, AMS Live. These onsite-to-online activities presented dynamic opportunities to reconnect the automotive ecosystem and further stimulate industry recovery.  Preliminary participation more >>
Lamborghini celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Diablo
03.12.2020
Automobili Lamborghini celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Diablo this year, one of the most iconic models in the history of super sports cars, and originally on the market from January 1990.The Diablo story began in 1985. It was codenamed Project 132, with t more >>
Automechanika Shanghai 2020 opens tomorrow
01.12.2020
... jump starting the resumption of trade fairs for the automotive industry   Ms Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, said: “The team has worked diligently to ensure Automechanika Shangha more >>
Automechanika Shanghai kicks off with German companies on board
30.11.2020
Automechanika Shanghai is taking place as scheduled from 2 to 5 December – and German companies are part of the action. A total of 16 German companies are presenting their products and services at the event, with most participating in a German Pavilion. more >>
Window into the future: Audi is the headline partner of Design Shanghai
26.11.2020
     Walk-through landmark installation at the entrance to the fair        Audi Q4 e-tron concept at the center of an LED show        Head designer Marc Lic more >>
Goodyear, US Marine Corps reserve to host 10 Annual Toys for Tots Events
24.11.2020
Toy drive supported by events in both Ohio and FloridaGoodyear and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve are partnering for the tenth consecutive year in support of the Marine Toys for Tot more >>
New Mercedes Maybach S-Class world premiere at the Auto Guangzhou, China
21.11.2020
The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class celebrated its world premiere not on one, but on two stages yesterday: on the international digital platform Mercedes me media and in front of a live audience in its largest market in China. On the eve of the Auto more >>
Hypermotion – the highlights and the numbers
18.11.2020
Hypermotion 2020, which had to be held entirely digitally due to official requirements, attracted a great deal of interest in the community. The multimodal innovation platform featured numerous live streams and interactive modules on both days of the event, and this content will continue to be available online at messefrankfurt.digital/hypermotion until 10 December 2020. more >>
Automechanika Shanghai 2020 unites international and domestic markets
13.11.2020
As the automotive industry transitions alongside the backdrop of COVID-19, Automechanika Shanghai navigates these new roads through its innovative hybrid event.   The show commences from 2 to 5 December at the National Exhibition and Convention more >>
Three seater F.1 car and Squadra Corse Angelo Caffi at Minardi Day 2021
12.11.2020
Top emotions at Imola with Alex Caffi and Nicola Larini on the Jordan Judd V10 only for 70 exclusive guests in the event that celebrates the great Italian brand of motorsport.At Minardi Day scheduled on April 10th and 11th 20 more >>
Lamborghini celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Jarama GT
12.11.2020
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Lamborghini Jarama GT, presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1970.The Jarama, whose name derives from an area north of Madrid famous for breeding fighting bulls, was the latest evol more >>
Shanghai hosts third Porsche Sports Cup alongside Porsche Sportscar Together Day
06.11.2020
Alongside the Porsche Sportscar Together Day, the third edition of the Porsche Sports Cup in China welcomed 490 participants in various road and race car events at the Shanghai International Circuit.   Once again, the Porsche Sportscar Tog more >>
Uncertain times increasing importance of Hypermobility Conference
05.11.2020
The uncertainty in the global business world caused by COVID-19 does not seem to be easing with many countries in Europe facing renewed lockdowns as the second wave of the virus rocks economies. All these developments have direct and indirect effects on South Africa& more >>
Messe Frankfurt’s Hypermotion and DP World announce global partnership
05.11.2020
From local port operator to global smart logistics company: Today, DP World is a leading provider of end-to-end logistics solutions and one of the world’s largest port operators – and now Global Partner of Messe Frankfurt’s Hypermotion events. more >>
Development milestone: BMW M4 GT3 rolled out at BMW Group plant in Dingolfing.
04.11.2020
Last Saturday’s rollout of the BMW M4 GT3 at the BMW Group plant in Dingolfing (GER) marked an important milestone in the development of the new BMW icon for the GT racing scene. After months of virtual work, BMW works driver August more >>
Automechanika is launching a new series of expert talks on alternative fuels: ‘Energy 4 Mobility’
04.11.2020
Be it hydrogen, electricity, biofuels or synthetically produced fuels – the new ‘Energy 4 Mobility’ expert talk series being launched by the organisers of Automechanika focuses on the topic of which alternative fuels will be powering our vehicles in future. more >>
Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021 steps into a new automotive industry era
03.11.2020
In recent years, Vietnam’s automotive industry has grown at an average annual rate of 20 to 30 percent[1]. The improvement to corporate governance, foreign trade and investment, and relationships with international markets through bilateral agreements nurture a positive local operating environment. more >>
2001-2021 copyright automobilsport.com