For ‘Rocket Men’ only – Sir Elton John’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage
In the 1990s, Elton John possessed a significant car collection. He had a fondness for British cars in particular, owning everything from a Bentley S1 Continental Fastback to a Jaguar XJ220. In 2001, the pop star chose to part with a large proportion of his collection, opting to sell 20 exceptional cars at auction. Christie’s generated approximately two million pounds from the sale – a considerable sum given the year. This Aston Martin V8 Vantage from Sir Elton’s former fleet is currently for sale at Fiskens in London. The cherry-red sports car was bought from the Aston Martin showroom on Sloane Street in 1985, and later equipped with a manual transmission and 7-litre engine upgrade by marque specialist R.S. Williams. It is perfect for Elton John fanatics and ‘rocket men’ alike.