Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • Your chance to own Paul McCartney's $653,000 Aston Martin classic car
  • Post author
    Will Davison
  • chanceowntoYour

Your chance to own Paul McCartney's $653,000 Aston Martin classic car

 

 

An Aston Martin DB5 once owned by Paul McCartney is coming to auction in September.

The four-litre classic car, which the former Beatle ordered directly from the Aston Martin factory in 1964, will be offered at an H&H sale at Duxford Imperial War Museum in Cambridgeshire, UK on September 21.

McCartney asked for a string of special features from the manufacturer, including chrome wire wheels, enhanced suspension and a Philips record player.

Originally costing £3,800 but now valued at £400,000, we expect the vehicle to achieve a strong price, considering the popularity of Beatles' cars and memorabilia with collectors.


Money can't buy you love, but it could get you Macca's Aston Martin

A DB5 once owned by George Harrison made $464,736 at an RM Auctions sale in 2007, while a 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 formerly owned by Paul McCartney sold at July's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK for £122,500.

In 1985, the psychedelic Rolls Royce Phantom V once owned by John Lennon achieved $2.29m.

McCartney sold the vehicle in 1970, since when it has been passed between a number of car enthusiasts.

Sir Paul clearly enjoyed the Aston Martin brand; in 1966 he ordered a DB6 to complement his DB5.

Richard Caton, H&H's marketing manager, told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper: "The car has undergone an extensive back-to-bare-metal restoration which was completed earlier this year.

"It is now a wonderful opportunity for an Aston enthusiast or a Beatle fan to own a unique part of motoring history."

Check back here at Paul Fraser Collectibles to see how the car fares at auction next month.

 

Join our readers in 200 countries around the world - sign up for your free weekly Collectibles Newsletter today

  • Post author
    Will Davison
  • chanceowntoYour