Aston Martin built for Sir Paul McCartney to fetch £380k at auction

September 24, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

An classic Aston Martin built specially for Sir Paul McCartney is expected to fetch £380,000 at auction.

The pop legend ordered the Aston Martin DB5 shortly before The Beatles’ world tour in the summer of 1964.

Delivered on September 22, 1964, the blue sports car was fitted with luxuries including a black leather interior, chrome wire wheels and a Motorola radio.

This classic Aston Martin built specially for Sir Paul McCartney which is expected to fetch ££380,000 at auction

This classic Aston Martin built specially for Sir Paul McCartney which is expected to fetch ££380,000 at auction

But the most unusual option is a Philips Auto-Mignon record player, which was the perfect amenity for one of the world’s best-known musicians.

Sir Paul owned the Aston Martin, which has the registration plate ’64 MAC’, for six years – racking up an more than 40,000 miles during this time.

The Aston Martin DB5 is best known in popular culture as the company car for Sean Connery’s James Bond.

The front of the Aston Martin DB5

The front of the Aston Martin DB5

The rear of the Aston Martin DB5

The rear of the Aston Martin DB5

The car was made in 1964 before the The Beatles' world tour, and has tehnumber plate 64 MAC

The car was made in 1964 before the The Beatles’ world tour, and has tehnumber plate 64 MAC

However, Sir Paul McCartney’s model goes without machine guns and revolving registration plates.

Instead, the excitement comes from a 4-litre, six cylinder engine which develops an impressive 280bhp.

With a five-speed manual gearbox, triple carburettors and and independent front suspension, the Aston offers impressive performance with a top speed of 143mph.

The car is going to be auctioned off by RM Auctions at their prestigious London event held in Battersea Park.

The leather interior of the 4 litre engine car is luxurious enough for a pop star like Macca

The leather interior of the 4 litre engine car is luxurious enough for a pop star like Macca

The car includes a Philips Auto-Mignon record player, which was the perfect amenity for one of the world's best-known musicians

The car includes a Philips Auto-Mignon record player, which was the perfect amenity for one of the world’s best-known musicians

In a release from RM Auctions, they describe the Aston as being a “unique cross-section of two giants of 1960s British culture”.

They add: “Few names in modern popular music loom as large as Paul McCartney, while, similarly, few post-war grand touring sports cars generate the excitement and respect of the beloved Aston Martin DB5.

“The Aston Martin is a rare collectable that has been fastidiously restored and offers long-term appreciation as an authentic and truly unique piece of Beatles memorabilia.”

The Aston Martin, which is being offered without reserve, goes under the hammer on October 31 with experts expecting it to sell for between #300,000 and #380,000.

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