Rock star cars go under the hammer

26 October, 2016

Cars owned by musicians Sir Rod Stewart and U2’s Adam Clayton are among 60 vintage vehicles going on auction at the Classic & Sports Car Show in London this month.

A 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S was delivered new to the Maggie May singer and carries an estimate of £800,000 to £900,000. It will be up for grabs alongside the 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9SS formerly owned by U2 bassist Adam Clayton at the show’s inaugural auction on Saturday 29th October at Alexandra Palace.

Adam Clayton’s Maserati is one of only eight right-hand drive versions of its kind and is expected to fetch between £240,000 and £280,000.

More than 60 classic cars will be on sale at the Coys auction, with other highlights including a 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe carrying an estimate of £70-80,000; a RHD 1974 Ferrari 246 GT E Series with coachwork by Scaglietti (£280-325,000) and a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 with one owner from new (£525-625,000).

Viewings will open at 10am on Friday 28th October, shortly after the show is opened by legendary Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis OBE.

James Elliott, Group Editor of Classic & Sports Car magazine, said: “Coys have gathered a wonderfully eclectic selection of classics for the sale and we’ll all be glued to the Panorama Room on the afternoon of Saturday 29th October to see what prices cars such as the ex-Rod Stewart Lamborghini reach.

“It’s fitting that both a Miura and a Jaguar XK120 are among the consignments, given that these great models are among the 10 finalists for our ‘Century of Supercars’ central theme. The auction will surely tempt visitors with garage space to fill back home.”

Chris Routledge, CEO, Coys, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the first auction at The Classic & Sports Car Show and we’re proud of the variety we will present for sale at Alexandra Palace. It promises to be quite an occasion.”