A red 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster that belonged to Sir Elton John is one of the highlights of the Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia sale, taking place at Bonhams Oxford on March.3, 2012.
Estimated to sell for £50,000-70,000 the car was bought by Sir Elton in 1987. According to his fleet manager, Sir Elton and his staff referred to the E-Type as "OK Elton" due to its number plate OKE 1, which was worn throughout his ownership and is sold with the car.
The car itself is described as "sleek, racy, elegant and sporty" and was actually a successor to the XK Jaguar and has been touted as the best E-Type of all.
Apart from this, a 1961 Morgan Plus 4 Supersports High Line will also be offered in the Bonhams sale, estimated to sell for £55,000 - 65,000. The Line has been owned from new by the Vought Family, renowned for their pioneering work and engineering in the aviation industry and of Vought Corsair fame. It has undergone a £100,000 restoration and is now finished in the Corsair livery of Blue and Yellow.
Further highlights include a recent barn discovery, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2, estimated to sell for £40,000 - 60,000 and a 1966 Citroën DS21 Décapotable. Estimated to sell for £36,000 - 42,000, the Citroën Décapotable has been in current ownership for 68 years and is one of only 50 right-hand drive examples delivered to the UK between 1962 and 1966.
In 1968 it was bought by the current owner, Joe Judt, who has been an active member of the Citroën Car Club since the 1950s, served as the Chairman and is now the Club's honorary president.