Limited-edition Bentley Flying Spur sells for €700,000 at Elton John charity auction
An exclusive limited-edition Bentley Flying Spur has sold at a winning bid of €700,000 (circa £627,000) during Elton John’s AIDS Foundation midsummer gala auction.
Won by an anonymous bidder, the limited-edition Bentley is part of a strict 12-month production run, making it quite the collectable.
Sir Elton John, who was in competition with the anonymous bidder himself, said: “It’s because of the consistent support and kindness of so many people in this room that we are able to commit the Elton John AIDS Foundation to real partnerships with world leaders that can a make a future without AIDS.”
Though a Flying Spur was on show at the auction, the winning bidder has won the opportunity to create their own and completely bespoke example through Bentley’s co-creation luxury service.
It will allow the owner to specify their own paint colour, interior trim and even the type of stitching sued on the seats. There are, according to the manufacturer, a ‘virtually limitless’ number of choices available when customising a Flying Spur, meaning that the auction winner will likely have the keys to a one-of-a-kind vehicle at the end of the process.
Powered by a W12 engine, the Flying Spur can go from 0-60mph in just 3.7 seconds, sending its power to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. As standard, the Flying Spur costs from £165,000.