Elton John convertible to be auctionedAugust 23, 2020
A rare 1949 Delahaye 175 convertible, once owned by Sir Elton John, has become an online auction lot. This copy was specially created for the Maharaja of Mysore in India.
Before falling into the hands of the British singer, the car visited the United States.
In the early 1970s, an American businessman acquired the unusual left-hand drive Delahaye 175. Then the car got to Europe, where it found a new owner at an auction in 1979. A year later, Delahaye 175 became the property of Sir Elton John, who owned it until 1983.
Soon the car was converted into a convertible, and then returned to America. In the early 2000s, the “star” convertible got into the Petersen Automobile Museum in Los Angeles.
The car came off the assembly line as a hardtop and had a silvery body shade. Subsequently, it was changed to a bright red.
The convertible gets yellow Marchal headlights, original foglights, flush retractable door handles, rear fenders, lavish chrome décor and 18-inch chrome wheels.
During its long history, the car managed to run 2,700 kilometers. It was powered by a 4.45-liter inline-six with three Solex downdraft carburettors. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed transmission with electromagnetic clutches.
Earlier, AutoTimesNews said that a 1050-horsepower electric crossover would be auctioned off. This is an interesting concept FF 91 of the Chinese-American startup Faraday Future. Such an electric car will accelerate to 100 kph in just 2.4 seconds.
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