George Harrison’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 has sold at auction for £350,000.00.
The Aston went under the hammer in London on Wednesday and involved worldwide bidding.
Manufactured in late 1964, the DB5/1896/R was supplied to the famous Beatle through Brydor Cars of Brooklands, and had created huge interest when it was put up for sale at the COYS True Greats Auction held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster.
There was intense bidding in the room; with telephone bidders in the United States and elsewhere.
The car was eventually knocked down to an anonymous Beatle and Aston Martin fan from Houston in Texas who said: “George Harrison would be amazed about all the money his car is going to raise for Christian causes.”
Chris Routledge, Managing Director of COYS said: “There was a huge battle for the car which went for £150,000.00 over its estimate. It was a fantastic sale with dealers and collectors from all over the world participating. There is also no doubt that many people who in the past invested in stock and shares are now looking to classic cars as a good investment for the future.”
Also included in the sale were a Cord 810 Phaeton owned by Jimmy Page and Duncan Bannatyne sold for £80,000, and a Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster which had been stored in an Edinburgh garage for the last 23 years made £343,000, £100,000 over its estimate! A Mercedes Benz 540 K formerly owned by Bernie Ecclestone, which had been estimated at £500,000; sold for £864,000.
Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster
Mercedes Benz 540 K formerly owned by Bernie Ecclestone
Cord 810 Phaeton owned by Jimmy Page and Duncan Bannatyn