Cosmic results for Jay Kay collection

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t was a good NEC Classic Motor Show for Jamiroquai front man and well-known petrolhead Jay Kay. Silverstone Auctions put several of his cars under the hammer and six sold.

The most eye-opening result was for the 1996 BMW 850 CSi. Last month we tipped them as a car to watch, stating that they can reach £50k. Well, we were perhaps underselling it a little... In the end it went for a whopping £85,500, which even if you take into account the celebrity stewardship, is a lot. It was the best 8 Series we’d seen – just 12,777 miles, and one of just 138 UK cars. It was an exquisite example and though this price is unlikely to be matched any time soon, it does point to a strong future for the 8 Series. Other notable results for Mr Kay included the £14,400 achieved for an ex-Japan 1996 Volvo 850R with 41,000 miles, £28,688 for a last-of-the-line R107 Mercedes-Benz 300SL he’d owned for eight years, and £85,500 for a 1989 BMW M3 Johnny Cecotto limited edition, built to celebrate Cecotto’s victory in the 1988 European Touring Car Championship. This particular car had been with the Jamiroquai frontman for ten years. It wasn’t all good news – his McLaren 675LT didn’t sell – but not a bad haul. Does make us wonder what he’s going to buy next. JJ’s waiting for a call about his manky Focus, if you’re reading, Jay Kay... silverstoneauctions.com