Johnny Hallyday, his fans are ready to do anything for their idol : a car of the star sold at auction and Gala

Entertainment 9 January, 2018


One of the first cars of Johnny Hallyday, an Iso Grifo A3-C, will be offered at auction on 7 February in Paris. The bolide Italian purchased in 1965 should be the happiness of the buyer.

Being a fan sometimes has a price. Then the fans of Johnny Hallyday are still not recovered from the disappearance of the rocker on the 6th of December last, some of the properties of the star are already on sale. This is the case of The Savannah, the home of 900m2 located in Marnes-la-Coquette is officially for sale on the side of the Hauts-de-seine. As a collector of nice cars, the singer also loved the motorcycles than cars. One of its cars will soon be on sale.

The auction house Sotheby’s has announced that one of the first sports cars of the Taulier will be offered at auction on 7 February in Paris. It is an Iso Grifo A3-C, 300-horsepower, a bolide Italian very rare, and acquired in 1965 by Johnny Hallyday. An estimated 3 million euros, the car was bought first hand by the star, and has only 26.000 km on the counter. “Driving a car, it’s great. At the wheel of a sports car, I feel the same sensations that at the moment to come on stage, alone facing the public, ” said the rocker in a previous interview. In September 2016, Johnny Hallyday was offered a AC Cobra adorned with the number 7 and a few months later, he had opted for a Bentley Bentayga blue steel.

“The presence of an Iso Grifo A3-C is extremely rare in itself. Add to that its provenance is exceptional and you have an opportunity absolutely unique for the collectors “, ensures Augustine vanessa clarke-Garat, head of the auto auctions of RM Sotheby’s Europe. Which one will this gem motorized color red and produced in only ten copies ?

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Johnny Hallyday

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