The Tudor Red 1985 Bentley Continental Convertible once owned by Sir Elton John is to be auctioned by H&H Classic Auctions at Syon Park, London, May 24. This suitably flamboyant motorcar famously starred in the video for Elton’s hit song Nikita.
The body was specially crafted by premier coachbuilder Mulliner Park Ward of Harlesden and the car’s long list of special fitments included: colour-coded radiator veins, Parchment trim piped in red, extra speakers and, unsurprisingly, a 10-disc, boot mounted CD player.
H&H sold the car to its current owner in 2002. Said Managing Director and Chief Auctioneer Simon Hope, “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of well-documented pop history, though the Bentley will be equally appealing to any lover of these desirable automobiles.”
The car carries an estimate of £44,000-48,000. For further information about this or any other lots consigned to H&H’s upcoming Syon Park sale, visit www.classic-auctions.comPublished 18 May 2006