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Driving a rock star's Ferrari...where else but the Gold Coast?

"It's not every day you get to go for a spin in a Ferrari - even if you are editor of a website about Italian cars. So we were quite keen to take up an invitation from Alan and Christine Casemore to feature their classic Ferrari 308 GTBi which now lives in Queensland on the Gold Coast. The Ferrari is a true classic..."

David BatesonOur 308 also has celebrity connections – it was bought new in 1985 by none other than (Sir) Elton John, who later gave it to his then manager John Reid. John Reid and Elton John later fell out (there is a lot more to this story – but not that relevant to the car) and Alan bought the car direct from Elton John’s company in the UK in 1994 and then brought it out to Australia in 2003. In fact the car may well be the only 308 GTBi Quattrovalvole in Australia, as this exact model was never sold by Ferrari in Australia – only the 308 GTB and the 308 GTS Quattrovalvole were sold here.

Read our report on Eltons Ferrari...
Text by David Bateson; Photos by Ebi Fleck

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