Ferrari aficionados will be excited to learn that a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona previously owned by five-time Grammy Award winner Elton John is now up for auction.
The vintage car was the Prancing Horse’s answer to Lamborghini’s mid-engine Miura in 1966, and quickly became the world’s fastest road car at the time, with a 4.4L quad-cam V12 engine pushing out 352 horsepower — an impressive amount in that era. The current one on sale was first registered on August 3, 1972, and is one of only 158 right-hand drive Daytonas supplied to the UK. Records confirm that Sir Elton John actually owned the racer between 1973-1975, and it’s rumored that he bought the vehicle with the proceeds from “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”
The beautiful vintage machine has since been passed down to various owners, all of whom are members of the Ferrari Owners’ Club. Purchase of the car will come with all its original documentation including the build sheet, order forms, delivery correspondence and even every service receipt. Silverstone Auctions will also provide every MOT Certificate ever issued for this Daytona, which documents a grand mileage of just 82,000 miles.
Vintage car enthusiasts or Ferrari collectors can head over to Silverstone Auctions’ website to learn more, and bid on the Elton John-owned 1972 Daytona now. The auction house estimates a sale price between £425,000 – £475,000 GBP, which is roughly $516,230 – $576,965 USD.