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Paul McCartney’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 sold for £1.3m | Daily Mail Online

Paul McCartney’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 sold for £1.3m | Daily Mail Online

Paul McCartney’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 sold for £1.3m | Daily Mail Online
December 09
09:28 2017

Sir Paul McCartney sang: ‘Baby you can drive my car.’Yesterday the offer was taken up by an anonymous bidder who paid £1,345,500 at auction for a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, once owned by the former Beatle, who bought it for £3,800 in the summer of 1964. Another vehicle affiliated with a member of the famed band was also sold at the same auction – a 1966 Mini Coopers S that was adapted to carry the drum kit of none other than Ringo Starr went under the hammer for £102,300.Mac attack: This 1964 Aston Martin – formerly owned by Sir Paul McCartney – sold at a London auction for £1.3 million over the weekend+9Mac attack: This 1964 Aston Martin – formerly owned by Sir Paul McCartney – sold at a London auction for £1.3 million over the weekend.

Both vehicles were sold over the weekend as part of a bumper Bonhams Bond Street Sale in London that also featured a 1959 Bentley Continental S1 previously owned by Sir Elton John and Sir Alan Sugar.While the Bentley raised £366,666, the McCartney 1964 Aston Martin sold for more than three times that amount and was the undoubted star of the sale. When the bass guitarist and singer first took delivery of the DB5 on 22nd September, he handed over £3,800 and 10 shillings plus Purchase Tax of £793, 6 shillings and 8 pence (around £88,000 today, according to the This is Money prices and inflation calculator) – a snip of what it’s worth today.

Source: Paul McCartney’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 sold for £1.3m | Daily Mail Online

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