A small but exquisite selection from Jamiroquai lead man Jay Kay’s famous car collection is coming up for grabs at Silverstone Auctions’ 2018 NEC Classic Motor Show in Birmingham on 10th and 11th November.
From a McLaren 675LT to… a Volvo Estate? The man’s taste is nothing if not eclectic. Or, as our runthrough of the cars proves, rare and expensive…
1989 BMW E30 M3 Johnny Cecotto Ltd Edition – £70,000 to £85,000
As if the BMW E30 M3 wasn’t special enough, this one-of-just-505 limited edition M3 was built to celebrate racer Johnny Cecotto’s 1988 ETCC touring car win. This Nagano Silver example reads just 18,000 miles on the odometer.
Clean examples of any variant of the breakout sports sedan have a good chance of making money, so a rare limited edition with rock star providence is almost guaranteed to go the distance.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – £30,000 to £35,000
Continuing the late-80s theme of the BMW is this stunning 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SL. It’s presented in a lovely Thistle Green Metallic hue with a hardtop and cabin to match. It’s a low-miler, too, with just 54,000 on the clock. According to Jay, it runs like a watch…
Big Merc’s from the era of ‘80s excess will never not be cool. Jay Kay’s example looks oddly contemporary in that soft green hue, and infinitely stylish.
2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S – £75,000 to £85,000
From the modern end of this cross section of Jay Kay’s garage, this 2015 991-era Porsche 911 Targa 4S seems to have been the sun-seeking sports car runaround. It’s done just over 11,000 miles in the three years since it was built and could grab up to £85,000.
As versatile as they are capable, no car collection worth its salt goes without a 911 of some sort. What better daily driver sports car is there out there?
1967 Ford Mustang 390GT Fastback Bullitt – £58,000 to £68,000
Jay is no stranger to a bit of hero worship. To that end, he joins all of us in his love for the Bullitt Mustang. This 390 GT Fastback comes in that oh-so-iconic Highland Green hue and is expected to make as much as £68,000.
Probably the most iconic muscle car ever made. Even now Ford won’t let us forget the King of Cool’s escapades around San Francisco, with its third Bullitt special edition. We’d sooner have Jay’s original 390GT…
Volvo 850R ‘Sport-Wagon’ estate – £15,000 to £18,000
Even rock stars need practical wagon’s and the 850R was seemingly the perfect load-lugging hot rod for the Jamiroquai front man. It’s a 1996 Dark Olive Pearl car and could go for as much as £18,000 when it hits the block!
The big Swedish boat is one of the original super estates and therefore the father of some of the coolest cars ever made. It even went BTCC touring car racing. We love the juxtaposition of a Volvo as a rocker’s ride.
BMW 850 CSi – £80,000 to £100,000
Jay Kay could only have BMW’s soft-focus supercar in its most exclusive form – the ultra rare and ultra desirable manual 850 CSi. This cosmos black 1996 example of the V12 brute has done just 12,777 miles and as such, it’s no surprise it could pull in as much as £100,000.
A small price to pay for a car that arguably houses the closest thing to a McLaren F1 V12 this side of the immortal three-seat hypercar itself. We reckon rowing gears and stirring that creamy V12 could inspire a lyric or two even from us.
McLaren 675LT – £230,000 to £280,000
The flagship supercar of this collection but by no means the flagship supercar of Jay Kay’s extensive garage, the McLaren 675LT is still up there as one of new-age McLaren’s best offerings. Jay’s car benefits from £50,000 of MSO touches, too.
It’s certainly no kermit green LaFerrari but it’s still one of the best-loved limited edition performance-focused supercars of the modern era.