A few decades ago it was driven by the music icon Sir Elton John, today it is a rare "jewel" that will be put up for auction on Thursday, March 25th, at 18:30, on the Artmark Live platform. The classic Maserati Spyder has been kept in excellent condition and is now waiting for its new owner.
Elton John's Maserati Spyder Biturbo convertible is distinguished by a service designed by none other than Maserati specialist, Bill McGrath, being made in accordance with the exclusive requirements of the famous singer. The artist expressly requested a number of amenities, that are sure to excite potential buyers.
The Maserati Spyder that was ordered new by Sir Elton John could be a dream come true for fans of Italian exotica and British pop icons.
On 25 March, the day the online auction will be held, Sir Elton John will celebrate his 74rd birthday and although he's still standing, he really likes driving too. And this was once upon a time one of his favourite cars.
The interior design of the Maserati was modified - the seats were upholstered in white leather and their edges were sewn in red.
Moreover, the car set to go up for auction has all its manuals in the original leather wallet, along with the original roll of the parts and a number of options and special accessories installed especially for Sir Elton John, including split rim wheels, as well as a modernization of the stereo equipment with a Kenwood one that, at the time, cost £ 4,000.
All original delivery documentation clearly certifies that the vehicle was purchased by William A Bong Ltd., Sir Elton John's company.
The History of the Car
At the time, a total of about 3,000 such Maserati models were made in just 10 years, being a production record for the Maserati Spyder. Among the buyers of Spyder models we find, besides Sir Elton John, real speed enthusiasts, such as Alain Prost, the famous racing driver who was 4 times Formula 1 champion, or Ursula Piech, the wife of Ferdinand Piech, the president of the Volkswagen-Audi group.
The elegant Maserati, which can be admired until Thursday, March 25, at the Cesianu-Racoviță Palace, was designed and made by Zagato, the world-famous designer company, and participated in the British Car Championship in the late 1980s, as well as in the European Car Championship and the 1987 World Car Championship.
The Auction of Technical Curiosities, where the famous Maserati will be auctioned, will take place on Thursday, March 25, at 18:30, on the Artmark Live platform. Until then, car lovers can test the car at the Cesianu-Racoviță Palace or they can submit offers for this collection piece through an active account on www.artmark.ro.