Do ya think it's sexy? Rod Stewart's old Lamborghini Miura worth £900,000 up for auction, with support from U2 star Adam Clayton's Maserati
- Maggie May singer was the first owner of the rare Lamborghini
- Maserati Ghibli SS once kept by U2 guitarist Adam Clayton also in the sale
- Combined, both vehicles could raise up to £1.2 million when sold
- Both go under the hammer on Saturday at the Classic & Sports Car Show
A double bill featuring rock and roll legends will be under the spotlights this weekend, but it won't be the stars themselves taking to the stage.
Instead, two highly collectible classic cars previously owned by rock stars Rod Stewart and Adam Clayton are due to go under the hammer.
Headlining the sale this coming Saturday is Sir Rod Stewart's 1971 Lamborghini Miura - the model famed for its appearance in the opening scenes of the 1969 mega-film The Italian Job.
But it's not the only car with a musical background, also taking to the stage at the Coys auction at Alexandra Palace in London is a 1972 Maserati Ghibli once owned by U2 guitarist Adam Clayton.
Rod's ride: Sir Rod Stewart was the first owner of the Lamborghini, which was originally registered in 1971
In total, 60 classic motors will be available at the auction, which is part of the Classic & Sports Car Show event.
But it's the two examples with rock musicians as former owners on the V5 documents that will ultimately draw the biggest attention and are estimated to sell in the region of a combined £1.2million.
With a predicted £800,000 to £900,000 value, the Lamborghini Miura with the Maggie May singer's name as the first owner is the car expected to fetch the largest fee at the show.
Powered by a furious four-litre V12 engine, the 400S model boasts 370bhp and a 180mph-eclipsing top speed.
As well as being an incredibly rare model, this one will also be sold with a copy of its original records, including the paperwork confirming the delivery to the Do Ya Think I'm Sexy artist.
Auctioneer, Coys, have predicted it will sell for between £800,000 and £900,000
The car now sports the plate '76 NB', though it is originally wore the registration number 'JLL 831K' during Sir Rod Stewart's ownership
The latest owner has converted the car to SV spec, which includes clam-shell hoods front and rear
The file also consists of a copy of a picture of Stewart's then model girlfriend, Dee Harrington, snapped with two Lamborghini Miuras, one of which is the car for sale.
All owners since the rock heartthrob are well-documented, including the latest owner who transformed the car into 'SV' specification with a raft of upgrades.
This included front and rear clam modifications, improved suspension, and rear lights.
Importantly, the car's bulkhead, engine, and chassis all bear the correct numbers for the original S and they are original to the car - a must-have for a collectible model to retain such a substantial value.
The car has also recently undergone £170,000 worth of exhaustive cosmetic and electric restoration, meaning this is one vintage model that will be ready to drive when the new owner makes the highest bid.
The Maserati SS is the most collectible and valuable version of the original Ghibli series
The Ghibli SS featured an upgraded 4.9-litre V8 engine that produced 330bhp when new, according to Maserati
Just eight models were built in right-hand drive - and this is one of them
If your classic car budget won't stretch to near-£1m, then Clayton's Maserati might tickle your fancy.
It's the most desirable of the original Ghibli range - the SS, which is the more powerful 4.9-litre version of the V8 producing 330bhp.
It's rare too - in fact, just eight right hand drive models were produced, and this is one of them.
The U2 bassist is on the paperwork as owning the car for a 'significant sector' of the Maserati's life, and the remaining documentation confirms the originality of the vehicle and painstaking service record to keep it running.
Other highlights of the sale include a 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe carrying an estimate of £70 to 80,000; a RHD 1974 Ferrari 246 GT E Series with coachwork by Scaglietti (£280 to 325,000); a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 with one owner from new (£525 to 625,000); the Ferrari 512 BB that featured at the 1977 London Motor Show (£225 to 275,000); and a more modestly priced £13 to £16,000 1978 Bentley T2 that was previously under the ownership of Radio 2 DJ (and former Top Gear host), Chris Evans.
A 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe (left) is also included in the auction alongside a RHD 1974 Ferrari 246 GT E Series (right) expected to sell for around £300k
This 512 BB is the car Ferrari featured on the main stage at the 1977 London Motor Show
If you have a spare half a million, you might be interested in this one-owner Aston Martin DB5 (left). The Bentley pictured on the right was once owned by former Top Gear host Chris Evans
James Elliott, group editor, Classic & Sports Car magazine, said: 'Coys have gathered a wonderfully eclectic selection of classics for the sale and we'll all be glued to the Panorama Room on the afternoon of Saturday 29th October to see what prices cars such as the ex-Rod Stewart Lamborghini reach.
'It's fitting that both a Miura and a Jaguar XK120 are among the consignments, given that these great models are among the 10 finalists for our 'Century of Supercars' central theme. The auction will surely tempt visitors with garage space to fill back home.'
Chris Routledge, CEO, Coys, added: 'We are delighted to be hosting the first auction at The Classic & Sports Car Show and we're proud of the variety we will present for sale at Alexandra Palace. It promises to be quite an occasion.'