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Rock Stars & Their Cars | Who’s the most Rock ‘n’ Roll?

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The electrifying third season of Formula E kicked off in Hong Kong on 9 October 2016 and, amongst all the racing and on-track drama that first race gave us, there was also some pretty awesome music.

Although the resident DJ – EJ – managed to create an electric atmosphere with his high octane sounds with his house music influenced set, we know that music tastes can vary greatly amongst motorsport fans. So, we decided to ask the world of Twitter which style of music they would choose – from rock, R&B, house and funk & soul – to form their own Formula E playlist.

And the results are in. With more than half of our Twitter Pollers voting for the genre of rock, we thought we’d take a little look at some of the world’s most iconic rock stars and just some of the awesome cars they’ve driven.

Janis Joplin – Porsche 356

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John Lennon – Rolls Royce

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Another iconic rock star adding a psychedelic splash to an absolute classic, Lennon managed to stamp a care free flare on his prestige motor. Managing to combine his colourful lifestyle with his lavish budget, the result is quite something.

Freddie Mercury – 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

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This classic car was one of Mercury’s favourite cars, and was kitted out with a grey leather and wood trim interior, a car phone and a radio cassette player. Although this car was purchased for his own personal use, Mercuryn didn’t own a driving licence, so relied on being driven around in true rock star fashion.

Keith Moon – Ferrari Dino 246

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The Who’s drummer was known for his eccentric style and self-destructive antics. When Moon wasn’t wreaking havoc, he could be seen racing around in his Ferrari Dino 246 (well, until a pair of bikers from his local crashed it into a ditch after taking it for a spin). How very rock ‘n’ roll.

Bruce Springsteen – Chevrolet Corvette

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After the success of his 1975 album Born to Run, Springsteen treated himself by splashing out on a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette. Springsteen was truly living the American dream as he cruised down the highways in this American classic.

Bill Wyman – Citroen SM

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Bass player to the iconic English rock band the Rolling Stones, reportedly fell in love with the cars incredible engine and its double headlights.

Rod Stewart and Adam Clayton

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World renowned rock star Rod Stewart has recently sold his 1971 Lamborghini Miura for a whopping £919, 900 (let’s call it a million) at Coys’ first Classic & Sports Car Show sale at London’s Alexandra Palace. And if that eye watering figure wasn’t enough to leave you speechless, good old Rod only bought the classic for a modest £8,000 back in 1972, following the success of his first hot album Every Picture Tells a Story. 

What makes this Lamborghini so special? The fact that it’s one of only seven right hand drive Miura’s ever made, and this extreme rarity ensured that bidders were keen to get their driving gloves on at the exclusive event in late October.

However, Rod wasn’t the only rock star to make a bit of money from his classic motor. U2 bass guitarist Adam Clayton managed to sell his classic Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS – also from 1972 – for a rather hefty sum, namely a record breaking £303,000. Beating any other Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS sale, Clayton’s former classic car was one of only eight right hand drive cars ever made, making it a rather sought after vehicle.

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