Jay Kay, Jamiroquai frontman, selling three top-shelf collectibles

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Acclaimed British funk band frontman is a noted car collector of the highest passion

British musician Jay Kay is known for two things.

One, being the eclectic frontman of the Grammy award-winning funk band Jamiroquai; and the other, is being one of the most enthusiastic car collectors and petrolheads in the pop music world.

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At one point, Jay Kay owned over 100 cars, including a one-off 1965 Ferrari 330 GT Shooting Brake. His first car ever was a BMW 1602 (which he still owns!), and his next was "six-cylinder 280 SE, stack-headlight Mercedes" – which he drove to a gig one night, and spent the entire evening sitting on a wall watching it in fear of someone damaging it – yes, this guy’s one of us!

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But the British musician’s car collection will be three pieces smaller following Bonhams’ Bond Street Sale on December 7 – which will see three top-shelf collectibles auctioned from Jay Kay’s personal collection.

The first is a true classic blue-chip: a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 coupe in ‘lightweight’ trim. It’s one of 200 produced, and is amongst the most desired variants within the broad church of air-cooled 911 collecting.

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Bonhams predict the Carrera RS 2.7 to sell for between AU$1.4 and AU$1.6 million.

Jay Kay will also be selling a modern counterpart to the Carrera RS 2.7 – with Bonhams auctioning his 2004 Porsche Carrera GT. The Carrera GT was powered by a bespoke 5.5lt V10 developed by Porsche, with its project development roots tracing back to the 911 GT1 and Le Mans Prototype-inspired road racers of the 90s.  Porsche originally planned to produce 1500 Carrera GTs, but just 1270 were sold by the time production ceased in May 2006.

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Bonhams estimate the car to fetch between AU$1.2 million and AU$1.4 million.

The Jamiroquai frontman will lastly be bidding farewell to his 2016 Ferrari F12tdf at Bonhams’ Bond Street Sale. A limited-production, high-performance special built atop the standard F12 Berlinetta, the F12tdf represents the most hardcore and viscious of Ferrari’s current generation of front-engined V12s. The car was bought new by Jay Kay, and has travelled just 895 miles from new.

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The pre-auction estimate for this Prancing Horse is pegged at AU$1.3 million to AU$1.4 million.

 

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