Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay puts part of his car collection up for sale

Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay puts part of his car collection up for sale
Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay puts part of his car collection up for sale

Part of the spectacular car collection of Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay is being put up for sale.

The singer is famous for his love of cars and, over the years, has built up a collection of some of the rarest and most unusual models ever produced.

Now, seven of his collection are being put up for auction, ranging from a rare sporty Volvo to a V12 BMW and limited edition McLaren.

Jay Kay cars

The McLaren, one of only 500 675 LTs built, was modified by McLaren Special Vehicle Operations and is estimated at £230,000.

“These cars from the Jay Kay collection offer something very special in terms of variety, rarity and quality,” says Harry Whale, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions. “These carefully selected cars offer everything from classic American Muscle to Swedish homologation specials. Each car has a significant selling point that makes them very interesting, be it low mileage, rarity or a desirable selection of options fitted.”

Also on offer in the collection is a 1996 BMW 850 CSI Manual, estimated at £80,000 to £100,000. The 5.5 litre V12-powered car is one of only 138 UK supplied examples. It is joined by an ultra-rare 1989 M3 E30 Johnny Cecotto Ltd Edition estimated at up to £85,000. 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 18,000 miles and is one of only 505 Limited Editions built.

Jay Kay cars

A 2015 Porsche 911 (991) Targa 4S is probably the most run-of-the-mill car in the collection. Estimated at £75,000 to £85,000, 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. There is also a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SL valued at £30,000-£35,000.

For film buffs there’s a 1967 Ford Mustang 390GT Fastback ‘Bullitt’ estimated at £58,000 to £68,000. 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 390ci (6.4 litre) V8 engine.

The final car of the collection is a 1996 Volvo 850R Sport-Wagon, estimated at £15,000 to £18,000. The rare homologation special car was originally supplied to Japan but was imported to the UK in 2017 and has covered just 41,000 miles

The cars will all go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the NEC Classic Motor Show Sale on November 10 and 11.

Jay Kay cars

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