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UK Car Sale to Include Aston Martin Once Owned by Elton

Written by Chief Editor.

A 1997 Aston Martin formerly owned by Sir Elton is going under the hammer at the Silverstone Auctions Classic Car Sale, held at the annual Race Retro event.

The vehicle was delivered new to the legendary musician in May 1997. It's a rare V8 Vantage V550, fitted with an even rarer six-speed manual gearbox. The auction listing notes that it's one of just 239 made worldwide, and presents in immaculate condition.
 
The dashboard is polished walnut, and even includes an uprated audio system and period Motorola car phone.

It's covered just 8,663 miles from new, and the listing notes it still has 'that new car smell.' Despite the low mileage, maintenence hasn't been spared – it has a full 19 stamps in the service book and receipts for 'considerable expenditure' at Aston Martin specialist garages.

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The car is expected to reach is a minimum of £190,000 – with an upper estimate of £240,000. It will be sold at the Race Retro Classic Car Sale on February 24.