By Sybil

Fewer than 300 Virage-based Aston Martin Vantages were ever built between 1993 and 2000, and one of those 550 horsepower monsters was delivered new to music legend Sir Elton John in 1997. That car is now up for auction, and it is simply lovely.

Going up for sale on Feb. 24 is the black 1997 Aston Martin that John got new in May of that year. The auction house’s photos show the car to be in impeccable shape, with the listing saying it has only 8,663 miles on the clock!

From the auction site: “Finished in Black with a black leather interior, chassis #70174 is a manual gearbox example, making it hugely desirable and a joy to drive. Open the driver’s door to the cabin and that ‘new car’ smell still lingers, with acres of polished figured Walnut and cashmere-soft leather…” Drool.

The auction company estimates Elton John’s former car will go for about $262,000 to $331,000 – plus buyer’s fees etc.

For a USED car? 😉

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