Sir Elton John's Car: Own a Rock Star's 40th Birthday Present

By on September 11, 2012 in ArticlesCelebrity Cars

Sir Elton John has won just about every music award known to man, has sold 250 million albums over the course of his career, and his song, "Candle in the Wind" in the best selling single in both UK and US singles chart history.  He has had 50 songs in the Top 40, nine of which charted at No. 1, has enjoyed seven consecutive #1 albums, and has won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Tony Award, in addition to all of his music accolades.  In other words, the man is ridiculously talented, and everybody knows it.  When you are that talented, people like to give you things.  In 1987, MCA Records decided to give the hard-working musician a special present for his 40th birthday.  They gave him a red 1987 Ferrari Testarossa.

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If the car looks familiar, it is because it was the vehicle made famous on the original run of "Miami Vice", and in 1987, it was the height of cool and vehicular ingenuity.  Able to reach a speed of 180 miles per hour, and to go from 0-60 in 5.2 seconds, the Ferrari Testarossa was not too shabby for a mid-80s car.  Sir Elton's birthday present has been languishing in Australia for years, and only has 12,427 miles on it.  It is now being auctioned off by, an Australian car dealer.  It comes with all its original parts, and documentation proving that it was once owned by one of the rock world's most famous artists.  If you have just over $196,000 kicking around, and a deep rooted need to own a famous person's birthday present, then this car is probably just right for you.

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