Sir Elton John standing with a Bentley sports car
Sir Elton John standing with a Bentley sports car

David Furnish and Sir Elton John with the Bentley Flying Spur at the Elton John Aids Foundation Gala in Antibes, France. Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty

Bentley auctions its new First Edition Flying Spur to raise funds for the Elton John Aids Foundation at a Midsummer gala in Cap d’Antibes

On Wednesday evening at Villa Dorane in Cap d’Antibes, the Elton John Aids Foundation hosted its first Midsummer party, welcoming guests for a cocktail reception followed by dinner and a live auction where Bentley’s newest model, the First Edition Flying Spur reached a bid of €700,000.

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The winning bidder will be invited to create their own bespoke version of the car through Bentley’s Co-Creation Luxury Service, which is normally offered only to an exclusive selection of clients. Working with the brand’s design team, the owner will have the opportunity to personalise both interior and exterior details. All proceeds raised will go directly to the foundation.

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“It’s because of the consistent support and kindness of so many people in this room that we are able to commit the Elton John AIDS Foundation to real partnerships with world leaders that can a make a future without AIDS,’ commented Sir Elton John who hosted the evening with David Furnish.

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