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Offline anotherforumuser

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http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/ferrari-testarossa-1987-13324363

http://www.carsales.com.au/news/2012/prestige-and-luxury/ferrari/eltons-ferrari-for-sale-down-under-32364

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1987 Ferrari Testarossa (B12 4930cc) Rosso Corsa with Beige interior– formerly owned by Sir Elton John (see photo’s for official letter and newspaper article). The ultimate car for the driving purist as well for the Elton John fan.

The car has done 9906 miles only (which averages out to 396 miles per year!). The car is untouched from the time that Elton owned it other than regular maintenance. The original toolkit is present as is the original stereo as used by Elton. Even the wheels were customized for this car. You will see the original number plate (D57URG) in some of the photo's as well.



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Sheesh, for that price, I reckon twiggy must have owned it :tilt:



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I like the company name... Bill A Bong Ltd

LOL



Offline Zaller


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A top car once owned by a top gay celeb Elton John sold complete with tool kit - seems like a raunchy deal to me...

Formerly driven by a guy who uses his tool but still plays safe and keeps a tool kit spare in the boot!

Great Car - Great History - Great Price - OP Good Luck with the sale...



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Great Car - Great History - Great inflated price -

Fixed.

Its just been demonstrated that non motoring celebs add nothing to exotic car values.

The twiggy miura failed to get a bid at any price, never mind its normal value.

The seller is dreamin.

Its worth $130k max, prob nearer $110k.

unless it needs work, then deduct.



Offline mhh

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The twiggy miura failed to get a bid at any price, never mind its normal value.



The claimed Twiggy provenance was never convincing - that probably didn't help. 



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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The claimed Twiggy provenance was never convincing - that probably didn't help.

People are all messed up over it.

It appears the average person thinkd there are two cars claiming to be THE Twiggy car.

In fact, very simply, she's associated with two, and its never been in any doubt. Both cars are quite different... One a p400 rebuilt as an S, and left hand drive in white.

Later, she bought another, which was built white, but never left the factory until it was repainted green with stripes.

The confusion comes from the earlier car getting fire damaged and then rebuilt in similar colours.

But the provenance is there, and both cars are Twiggy cars.

She had two. Or, her money bought two, I dont think either have much documentation to actually name her.

But it is of little value either way.



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The claimed Twiggy provenance was never convincing - that probably didn't help.

It is very, very difficult to sell any OHOS over $500k in Australia. We just don't have the events or culture that is found in Europe and the USA.
It's a lot easier to move $800k new exotics. The money is there; but it doesn't head in the direction of the older classics.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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It is very, very difficult to sell any OHOS over $500k in Australia. We just don't have the events or culture that is found in Europe and the USA.
It's a lot easier to move $800k new exotics. The money is there; but it doesn't head in the direction of the older classics.

Yes, it's a weird stat for sure.

Kinda makes the average wealthy buyer look a bit silly.....

Imagine what you could buy with just the depreciation money from all the $500k+ cars that have been bought new over the last, lets say 5 years....

How much money has vapourised in depreciation in the over half a mil bracket?



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Fixed.

Its just been demonstrated that non motoring celebs add nothing to exotic car values.


Wrong. Again.



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