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Elton’s Rolls-Royce goes on sale at eBay
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July 1 ignition for car sale of the year

Thursday 1
July 2004 @ 3:20
– GMT

 

July 1 marks the first day of the second half of 2004. But it is not the only milestone.

You could also be driving off looking at the miles flash past you – in Elton’s Rolls Royce.

Fancy yourself as a proud owner of the Gold Corniche we featured at a London fan convention some years ago?

Then from July 1, 2004, you can start bidding on this car at online auctioneer www.eBay.com .

If you are serious, go now to view at: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2483531553

As previously reported this year on eltonjohnworld, the RR owned by Brad Hope is up for sale and eltonjohnworld is pleased to be providing media services to the sale.

The car dates back to Elton’s hands in 1974 and is a collectable even without the Elton name badge.

Here are the details of the car, as provided by Brad. Eltonjohnworld accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the claims. We are not able to technically verify all claims! We expect bidder to contact vendor in all cases and contact details for this are provided below.

We hope the car ends up in the tight steering grip of a real Elton fan!

Elton Johns classic Rolls Royce corniche

This Corniche fixed head coupe licence no NMW 1M chassis no CRH16444 was owned by Sir Elton John from may 1974 until October 1975.

The first picture of Elton (which is believed to be taken at his Virginia Water home Hercules) is in a pull out pamphlet of Captain Fantastic & the Brown dirt cowboy, vinyl album.

The second picture in which Elton is pointing at the Watford football club badge (badge is no longer with car, and photo believed to be taken at Watford football ground) is featured in a book Elton John a visual documentary by Nigel Goodall. ISBN 0/7119/3078/3.{Note In this photo the spirit of ecstasy is missing & has been replaced with a gold coloured stainless steel one}

The third picture  {which cannot be authenticated} of Elton inside the car was featured in a magazine in May 2001 all of which are present.    

The car has the original licence no NMW 1M registered Nov 1973.

The interior is in very good condition. All woodwork dashboard & cappings are in yew.The seats & carpets are light blue with lambs wool over rugs and half leather half draylon trim.

In the passenger door compartment there is a liquor flask with 4 glasses.

The car has obviously been garaged all its life due to its lovely condition & its appearance is stunning. Colour is regency bronze with a light gray everflex roof. All chrome & stainless steel brightwork is in excelent condition.

I have also a Jack Barclay dealership-headed paper of the list of three previous owners which includes Elton John.

The car has just turned 40,000 miles & has a full detailed file Jack Barclay service history up to 38,000 miles and recently had a oil service, spark plugs and points and a full brake re-allignment.

All four tyres are in as-new condition. The car has been in our family since 1994. We are the fourth owners.

Also included in the sale are the two framed pictures of Elton with the car,.one of which includes a Captain Fantastic picture disc the other a Goodbye Yellow Brick Road yellow disc, and 38 vinyl Elton john albums.

Plus all associated books, magazines and newspapers.

This vehicle is an asset which can only increase in value. The car comes with a current M.O.T (certificate of roadworthiness.

                                                                             Should you like to view the car before the end of the sale please email me to arrange a time. Email me here!

Shipping has been quoted and arranged to New York, cost is £1.300.00 sterling.

Any other destination canbe arranged but may cost extra. UK, local collection only.

For more details, please phone daytime: +44 (0) 795 657 2600

Many thanks to George Matlock  Check out www.eltonjohnworld.com