OCTOBER 14, 2004 – Eric Clapton was suspended from driving in France after being caught speeding at 134 mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil. He was given a 750 euro (£515) fine and his UK license was confiscated. After paying his fine Clapton posed for photographs with French police and then left the scene in his Porsche – with his secretary behind the wheel.
The Porsche 911 is an iconic sports car that has become synonymous with luxury, performance, and style. Known for its sleek design and powerful engine, the 911 has captured the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world. One notable owner of a Porsche 911 is the legendary musician Eric Clapton. Clapton’s love for the 911 is well-documented, and he has owned several models over the years. His passion for the car is evident in his collection, which includes a variety of rare and customized Porsche 911s. For Clapton, the Porsche 911 represents the perfect combination of elegance and performance, making it a fitting choice for a music legend.
In October 2004, Eric Clapton faced consequences for his excessive speeding in France. Driving at a staggering 134mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil, Clapton was suspended from driving and fined 750 euros (£515). Furthermore, his UK license was confiscated. Interestingly, after settling the fine, Clapton not only posed for photographs with the French police but also left the scene in his Porsche, with his secretary taking over the wheel. This incident wasn’t the first time Clapton had faced legal trouble for speeding. In 1990, he was fined by Walton-on-Thames magistrates court for driving at 105mph and received a three-month driving ban.
Here is as recent a list as possible of Clapton’s automobiles:Ferrari DinoCadillac FleetwoodFerrari 365 GTCFerrari DaytonaFerrari 275 GTBFerrari 250 LussoPorsche Cayenne TurboFerrari EnzoFerrari 250 SWBFerrari 575MFerrari 550MFerrari 458 SP12 (512BB)Ferrari 612Ferrari 599 GTBFerrari 360 SpyderFerrari 512BB (3x)Porsche 911 (997) Turbo1932 Ford Victoria (Hot Rod)1932 Ford Roadster1949 Ford Coupe (Hot Rod)1949 Chevrolet Pick-up (modified)Mini Cooper Radford (a gift from George Harrison)