George Harrison’s Aston to go under the hammer

| 4 Dec 2011

An Aston Martin DB5 that was ordered by Beatles guitarist George Harrison is up for auction in London on Wednesday.

Coys has consigned chassis DB5/1896/R, the 1964 DB5 that was supplied new by Brydor Cars of Brooklands to Harrison, for its 7 December sale at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster.

Coys' Chris Routledge said: "We are offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire not only one of the most collectible examples of the marque, but one that has been owned by arguably one of the world’s most influential musicians."

"It was delivered to him personally in 1965 at his Kinfauns estate in Esher," added Routledge, who recently reunited the Newport Pagnell car (above) with Pattie Boyd – the Beatle star’s wife when he owned the Aston. It’s expected to sell for £225-260,000.

Other potential big earners among the 67 lots include a 1936 Cord 810 Phaeton (above), that was previously owned by Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin guitar hero Jimmy Page, and a three-owners-from-new, barnfind 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (below).

Off the road for the past 20 years, the 300SL is expected to make £225-275,000 while the Cord has been entered with a £75-100,000 guide price.

Coys also has a brace of authentic-looking replicas on offer, including a 1964 Ferrari 330-based 250 GTO by Allegretti (estimate on request) and an 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen (below, £20-30,000) by Bentley Engineering. Other 'recreations' include a 2011 Aston Martin DB4 GTZ (£70-80,000).


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