Paul McCartney’s one of a kind Aston Martin DB5 will be auctioned next week. The 1964 DB5 was given to the Beatles brand new in the same year the car was made. Courtesy of RM Auction London, the auction will be taking place on October 31st. The day before the actual event will be a private viewing held for invited members to give them the chance to view the special cars.
This Aston Martin features Armstrong Selectaride rear shock absorbers, chrome wire wheels, and a Motorola radio. The body of the car was finished in Sierra Blue paint and the interior was fitted with black leather, which included musical note-styled patterns in the stitching. Considering the car has undergone several restorations over the years, the upholstery has been replaced.
Powered by a Tadek Marek’s dual overhead cam inline six-cylinder engine with three SU carburetors, the car produces 280hp and the entire set up is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The car has changed owners four times; in 1970 to Truebell Stationers in Wandsworth, 1983 ti John Richard Rogers of Ilford, in 1996 to John Hardy, and finally to a British collector in 2002 who had included major changes since then.
There will be a total of eight Aston Martins at this auction (one being the DB5) including an exceptionally rare 2001 Vanquish Prototype, the second produced by the factory, DB4s and DB6s. RM believes that Paul McCartney’s DB5 will command a high price ranging form $575,000 to $605,000. The reason for this is because of the various attributes included, which consists of a Philips Auto-Mignon record player and a heritage certificate from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust confirming that the car was delivered new to Paul in 1964.