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If Elton John is famous for anything, it must be his violently colourful fashion sense. Just in case you need proof, take a look at his 1985 hit 'Nikita', where Mr John is clad in a red trimmed straw boater, an orange and black top before changing into a star-spangled and black hat and other even more outlandish outfits.
The only thing as bright as his clothes in this video is his vehicle – a 1985 Bentley Continental Convertible – a car which you can now buy for yourself, as it goes up for sale at auction on February 5. Bonhams, which is hosting the sale in Paris estimates that this piece of musical history will be snapped up for between £58,000 and £70,000.
Delivered new to John on February 15 1985 and used in the Nikita video, this mighty 6.75-litre V8 convertible could muscle its way up to more than 120mph with the power to take on its sports car contemporaries. The right-hand drive model was sold by Jack Barclay Ltd in Berkeley Square, London before taking a starring role in a video where John is whisked around an icy wasteland and ogles a Russian soldier.
Take a look at the car – and John – in action in the video below: