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2018-10-24 10:38
1989 BMW E30 M3 Johnny Cecotto Ltd Edition

Image: Newspress

A collection of seven very special cars will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions from the highly exclusive personal garage of Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay, at the NEC Classic Motor Show Sale on 10th and 11th November.

Leading the Jay Kay Collection is an incredible 2016 McLaren 675 LT, estimated at £230 000 (R4.2-million) to £280 000 (R5.1-million). One of only 500 cars built, the McLaren features over £50 000 (R925 109) worth of optional extras courtesy of McLaren Special Vehicle Operations (MSO) and is finished in a tasteful shade of Chicane Grey with a grey and orange interior.

'Significant selling points'

"These cars from the Jay Kay collection offer something very special in terms of variety, rarity and quality. These carefully selected cars from Jay Kay’s collection offer everything from classic American Muscle to Swedish homologation specials.

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"Each car has a significant selling point that makes them very interesting, be it low mileage, rarity or a desirable selection of options fitted. We’re delighted to have been entrusted with the sale of this collection of cars. It presents a fantastic opportunity for bidders at our NEC Classic Motor Show Sale," says Harry Whale, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions.

Also on offer in the Jay Kay Collection is a rare 1996 BMW 850 CSI Manual with only 20 562km recorded. Estimated at £80 000 (R1.4-million) to £100 000 (R1.8-million), it’s powered by a 5.5-litre V12 engine delivering 283kW. Finished in the aptly named Cosmos Black with a black leather interior, it is one of only 138 UK supplied cars.

A 2015 Porsche 911 (991) Targa 4S, finished in Night Blue Metallic with a black leather interior which has covered 18 668km will also be a part of the sale. Estimated at £75 000 (R1.3-million) to £85 000 (R1.5-million), it has been fitted with numerous options including a Bose Surround sound system, Sport Chrono package, sports exhaust system, reversing camera and a tracking system.

Another BMW on offer is a rare 1989 M3 E30 Johnny Cecotto Ltd Edition, estimated at £70 000 (R1.2 million) to £85 000 (R1.5-million). Built to celebrate Johnny Cecotto’s 1988 European Touring Car Championship victory, the M3 is finished in Nogaro Silver with a black leather interior with red and blue coloured inserts. It has covered just 28 968km and is one of only 505 Limited Editions built.

A collection of classics

Perfect for music and film fans alike is a 1967 Ford Mustang 390GT Fastback 'Bullitt' estimated at £58 000 (R1-million) to £68 000 (R1.2-million). Finished in the movie correct Highland Green Metallic with a blacked out grill and Torque Thrust wheels, the Mustang is powered by a professionally built 6.4-litre V8 engine.

1989 BMW E30 M3 Johnny Cecotto Ltd Edition

                                                                          Image: Newspress

"Our team has a great deal of experience auctioning celebrity cars. All these cars are special and hard to find in their own right, so when you add the celebrity provenance they really do stand out in the marketplace," concludes Harry.

A classic Mercedes on offer in the collection is estimated at £30 000 (R554 880) to £35 000 (R647 361). The 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107) on offer is delightfully finished in Thistle Green Metallic with a matching interior and factory hardtop. Having covered just 86 904km, the car offers good maintenance history and according to Jay Kay drives smoothly and extremely well.

The final car of the collection is a 1996 Volvo 850R Sport-Wagon, estimated at £15 000 (R277 489) to £18 000 (R332 987). The car was originally supplied to Japan but was imported to the UK in 2017. Finished in Dark Olive Pearl with a Charcoal and Amaretta interior, the car has covered just 65 983km and presents an exciting opportunity to purchase one of the rarer homologation specials out there today.

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