Ferrari Daytona, Porsche Speedster - Classic sports cars to go under the hammer

Image: NewsPress
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Four limited and rare cars from very well-known and respected car collectors and connoisseurs with rock and roll and motorsport history will go up for sale.

Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay, is offering two incredible cars direct from his eclectic collection. Also offered is a very rare Porsche Speedster once owned by the Indycar champion, Dario Franchitti, and imported to the UK by him when he moved here. 

Silverstone Auctions, the company responsible for the auction, are also very proud to be offering not one but two Ferrari Daytonas, one formerly owned by rock legend Sir Elton John and the second formerly owned by legendary Ecurie Ecosse Le Mans racer, Tommy Dickson.

It is always exciting to see what comes from the superb eclectic collection of car connoisseur, Jay Kay. The two cars he is now offering at the Sale of Ferraris and Porsches are simply superb.

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                                1972 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona. Image: NewsPress


The first is the 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 (imaged above), is one of only 505 cars produced and was imported by Joe Macari in 2014 and restored by them to Concours standard prior to Jay Kay purchasing the car at the London Classic Car Show in 2016.

Like all of Jay Kay’s cars, the Ferrari has been properly stored and looked after and is ready to go for a sensibly estimated £200 000 to £260 000 (approx. R3 637 262 - R4 728 441). The 365 GTC/4 has a lot in common with the larger 365 GTB/4 but was aimed at being a more comfortable grand tourer.

The second car Jay Kay is offering is a final version of the 991 a 2015 Porsche 911 Turbo S. The S is traditionally offered to the last of the line models signifying the ultimate development. This UK supplied car that was first registered as a dealer demonstrator with a very significant options list, became the property of Jay Kay a month later in April 2015. This four-wheel drive, 8047km from new, seven-speed Porsche is estimated at £100 000 to £120 000 (approx. R1 818 631 - R2 909 809).

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                                2015 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S. Image: NewsPress

25-year-old classic

Moving on from the world of musician-owned cars, the next lot is a 1994 Porsche 911 (964) Speedster estimated at £125 000 to £150 000 (approx. R2 273 289 - R2 727 946) formerly owned by multiple IndyCar Series Champion and Indy 500 winner Franchitti. This Porsche is one of 469 made for the North American market out of fewer than 1000 made globally. Presented in the desirable Guards Red, this Porsche was purchased by Franchitti in 2010 whilst he was racing for Chip Ganassi Racing. 

When he retired and moved to the UK, he brought the car over and registered it. The car remains in outstanding condition and comes with the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and original marketing brochure amongst all the paperwork. This is an incredibly rare car with just 31 750km from new and with excellent motorsport owned provenance.

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                                1994 Porsche 911 (964) Speedster. Image: NewsPress

Two Ferrari Daytonas

Our final cars in the release are not one but two right-hand drive 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytonas. The first is one, formerly owned by Sir Elton John. Registered new on 3 August 1972 by Maranello Concessionaires, the documents show that Sir Elton John, who has an enviable car collection of some of the finest classic cars, owned this stunning Daytona from 1973 to 1975, purchasing the car off the back of the success of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and among the first Ferraris owned by the rock star at the start of his music career.

This matching numbers car with known ownership from new, is one of only 158 genuine right-hand-drive UK-supplied Daytonas. This special car is offered at £425 000 to £475 000 (approx. R7 729 182 - R8 638 498).

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                                1972 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona. Image: NewsPress

Our second Daytona is estimated at £475 000 to £525 000 (R8 638 498 - R9 547 813) and is also a rare right-hand-drive car which comes with a Ferrari Classiche Certificate. Dealer owned for a number of years at which point it was owned by Tommy Dixon. In the summer of 2016, the car was awarded the legendary and highly desirable Classiche Certificate.

John Pogson reported just recently: “The originality and patina in this car are amazing and one of the best I’ve ever seen, very hard to find this level today. No faults to report. This is one of the best, most rewarding Daytonas I’ve ever driven.”

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                                1972 Ferrari 365 GTC4 Coupe. Image: NewsPress

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