Elton John’s love affair with cars is one of many. Nobody could call Elton John a skinflint. He likes sunglasses, so he’s got 250,000 pairs of them. Same was with cocaine.
Posting a GIF of Taron Egerton, Recently, who played him in the film, John tweeted: “It took a fairly Herculean effort to get yourself noticed for taking too much cocaine in the music industry of 1970s LA, but I was clearly prepared to put the hours in.” “I was so blind some times that i manage to buy things i liked it without notice it, :
I liked a flat in Atlanta, so i bought up the other ones in the building and now i own seven floors”.
In the 1990s, he allegedly once spent $40 million in a month. And over the years he has splashed an awful lot of money on the three Fs: flowers, football and flippin’ expensive cars and drugs.
John also said he was moved to tears by a scene in Rocketman where his longtime musical partner, Bernie Taupin, warned him about his cocaine use. “Seeing this scene for the first time also set me off sobbing again,” he wrote, alongside a picture of him and Taupin.
John has spoken candidly about his struggles with drugs and alcohol over the years, and in July 2019 he celebrated almost three decades of sobriety. He wrote on Instagram: “29 years ago today, I was a broken man.
“I finally summoned up the courage to say three words that would change my life: ‘I need help.’”
Mind you, he’s earned the right to buy what he likes. He’s sold 300 million records and boasts the bestselling single of all time in both the US and the UK (“Candle In The Wind 1997”). If he wants to buy the occasional Skoda Octavia, that’s up to him. OK, truth be told, he’s more into your classic British cars – Rollers, Bentleys, Aston Martins and Jags – and why the hell not?
Here some of Elton’s vintage cars.
This Jaguar sold for the exact same amount as the Aston Martin, on the exact same day. In 2001 Sir Elton decided to sell 20 of his 28 cars, saying that he was away so much he never got to drive them. “I’d rather they went to people who can get pleasure out of them every day.”