28th Apr, 2023 12:00

Classic Cars & Other Vehicles

Lot 1


Formerly the property of Sir Elton John- 1991 Aston Martin Virage 2 door coupe, chassis number 50182, engine number 89/50182/, reg. no. A3 VHB.

Formerly the property of Sir Elton John- 1991 Aston Martin Virage 2 door coupe, chassis number 50182, engine number 89/50182/, reg. no. A3 VHB. Powered by a 5340cc V8 engine and coupled to an automatic gear box, the Virage was a byword for speed, luxury and exclusivity. 426 Virages were produced between 1988 and 1995, ‘50182’ was ordered new by Sir Elton John and registered in the name of his company, William A Bong Ltd. The car, very much to Sir Elton's personal requirements was finished in a Rolls Royce colour (Seychelles Blue), with a blue piped cream leather interior and a bespoke Sony sound system was also fitted at a cost of nearly £5,000. All meaning the total cost new was £129,950. After Sir Elton sold the car in 1997, it passed between private owners, with the car passing to its current keeper following the death of his father. In recent years the car has seen limited use, with the last MOT expiring on 21st October 2020. The estimated mileage is around 14,000 miles only, however the car has a fault which has caused the mileage to jump up by itself (see recent MOT's). During this period of its life, time has caught up with the car and currently it does not run, although turns over freely. It now needs an enthusiastic new owner to give it the time and attention such a fabulous car deserves. Supplied with V5, two keys and an extensive history file. (Subject to 12% buyers premium inclusive of VAT).

Sold for £27,000


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For clients unable or not wishing to attend our sale we are happy to accept absentee bids. Absentee bids can either be left in person with our office team, phoned or emailed to us. We simply require lot numbers and descriptions and the maximum bid which you wish to leave. Absentee bids are then transferred to our auction pages and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf. If the lot can be purchased at a lower price than your maximum bid our auctioneers will always endeavour to work in your interest to purchase the lot for you as cheaply as other bids will allow. If the same bid is left by two people on a lot we will precedence to the bidder who leaves the bid first. 

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Auction: Classic Cars & Other Vehicles, 28th Apr, 2023

Pre Sale viewing for the Classic Cars is by appointment only. Please call 01206 754754 or email auctions@reemandansie.com to book an appointment. NB. The vehicles will be available to view offsite and will not be at our main saleroom address in Wyncolls Road. 

The cars in this sale are subject to a buyers premium of 12% (inclusive of VAT)

Should you choose to bid via our own website the online bidding fee will be charged at an additional 2% (plus vat). 

Bidding via the-saleroom.com will be charged at an additional 2% (plus vat). 

Collection by appointment only


Presale viewing strictly by appointment, please contact the office for details

Saturday 22nd April 10am until 1pm

Thursday 27th April 10am until 4pm

Day of sale from 9am - 11am

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