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Car buyers face £4,000 premium for Elton John’s old Aston Martin

The 1996 Volante convertible is a metallic Toro Red colour.

An Aston Martin DB7 car first owned by Sir Elton John (Baker Brothers of Surrey/PA)
An Aston Martin DB7 car first owned by Sir Elton John (Baker Brothers of Surrey/PA)

By Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent

A car first owned by Sir Elton John is being sold for £4,000 more than similar versions.

Automotive website Auto Trader said the premium is partly due to the Aston Martin DB7 being previously driven by the music superstar.

The 1996 Volante convertible is a metallic Toro Red colour and has clocked up 79,000 miles.

It has an electric roof, cruise control and heated seats, and is up for sale for £29,990.

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The car has clocked up almost 80,000 miles (Baker Brothers of Surrey)

According to Auto Trader, other Volantes with such high mileage are normally only sold for around £26,000.

A spokesman said: “It seems there is a premium placed on this car due to its celebrity owner along with it having been given star treatment over the years, and being maintained to the highest standard.”

The car is being sold by prestige and specialist car sales firm Baker Brothers of Cobham, Surrey.

Sir Elton, 72, began collecting prestige cars – particularly Aston Martins – as soon as he rose to success in the 1970s.

In 2001 he sold 20 cars at auction for a total of almost £2 million, leaving him with eight.

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