Elton John's Maserati Quattroporte heads to the auction block
A 2005 Maserati Quattroporte first owned by Sir Elton John will go up for Auction later this month via online classic car auctioneer, The Market. Purchased between John's 2004-2005 Peachtree Road Tour and 2006 European Tour, the car belonged to John at the beginning of his Las Vegas residency.
This Quattroporte is no slouch. The four-door full-size luxury saloon car was in its fifth generation when purchased, having been completely redesigned for the 2003 model year. It is finished in a Verde green paint job that is complemented by a Cuoio biscuit interior with rosewood veneer.
In addition to its base features, the car was originally spec-d with a rear-seat DVD player and screen, games input, two headphones, a remote control, and six CD autochanger.
The winner of this car will receive unique add-ons to their sale including the official Maserati welcome letter addressed to 'Mr John', 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," said Tristan Judge, director, The Market. "Indeed, the car is in excellent condition and has evidentially been treated like a celebrity itself over the years."
"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," added 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."
The car was purchased by its current owner in 2016 and has covered just 1,000 miles since then having been dry stored. Its odometer reads 28,493 miles.
The Market expects the car to sell for between £15,000 and £40,000. There is no reserve.
The auction of this Maserati Quattroporte will run February 18 through 25, 2021.