RM Auctions’ Battersea Evolution event in London saw a prized possession of Paul McCartney up for auction. A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 was auctioned for $490,000, It is this vehicle which is believed to be the first Aston Martin which the Beetle’s star owned.
This 1964 Aston Martin is still in pristine condition, possesses a 280 hp engine with a Motorola radio, Philips Auto-Mignon record player and is painted a Sierra Blue on its exterior. While one may think that the price is astounding for a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, but it may be remembered that George Harrison’s platinum DB5 sold last year at Coy’s for $495,000 while a 1964 Aston Martin of James Bond fame seen in both Goldfinger and Thunderball also sold for $4.6 million a few years ago.
Paul McCartney’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 was in his possession for 6 years and had clocked 40,000 miles. It possesses black interiors with stitched music note patterns. There is one more luxury vehicle of the Beetle fame still waiting to be auctioned. This is a Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 belonging to John Lennon which may reach auctioneer’s block in the near future.