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Elton John's car for sale as dentist James Hull sells UK's biggest car collection for £100m

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: May 17, 2014

  • James Hull owns more than 450 classics, ranging from multi-million pound Jaguars through to Morris Minors. The collection also includes Lord Mountbatten's Mini Traveller, Winston Churchill's Austin and a Bentley owned by Elton John. He now plans to sell the entire collection PICTURE: SWNS

  • James Hull – the owner of Britain's biggest private car collection

  • James Hull owns more than 450 classics, ranging from multi-million pound Jaguars through to Morris Minors. The collection also includes Lord Mountbatten's Mini Traveller, Winston Churchill's Austin and a Bentley owned by Elton John. He now plans to sell the entire collection PICTURE: SWNS

  • James Hull – the owner of Britain's biggest private car collection

  • James Hull owns more than 450 classics, ranging from multi-million pound Jaguars through to Morris Minors. The collection also includes Lord Mountbatten's Mini Traveller, Winston Churchill's Austin and a Bentley owned by Elton John. He now plans to sell the entire collection. Picture SWNS

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A dentist who has amassed Britain's biggest private car collection is selling up – for a jaw-dropping £100 million.

James Hull has spent a fortune filling a number of warehouses with a one-of-a-kind motors from the past 80 years.

He now owns more than 450 classics, ranging from multi-million pound Jaguars through to Morris Minors.

The collection also includes Lord Mountbatten's Mini Traveller, Winston Churchill's Austin and a Bentley owned by Elton John.

There are cars covering every decade from the 1930s onwards including a super-rare 1950s Jaguar XKSS.

His Jaguar D-Type will be worth in excess of £4 million while the C-Type is also worth millions.

Dr Hull, who made his fortune pioneering cosmetic dentistry in the UK, has battled cancer three times in the past four years, earning him the nickname Lazarus to friends.

Now, because of his health issues, he has decided to sell up and hopes to a buyer will come in with a £100 million-plus offer.

The collection, located in Herefordshire, is made up of 457 classic vehicles, 365 pedal cars and 300 pieces of memorabilia including model aircraft from the two world wars.

It is thought to be the highest value sale in the UK with Dr Hull, 53, only willing to sell the huge collection as one lot.

A number of the cars have appeared at motor shows around the world, competed in the Mille Miglia and even been used for the Queen's 80th birthday parade.

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