He paid £3800 ($5,900) for the Aston Martin, but it’s expected to fetch more than 100 times that. Photo Gallery
Paul McCartney’s first Aston Martin was purchased just as the Beatles went supernova.
It was 1964, and the band had just finished filming A Hard Day’s Night and appeared on the Ed Sullivan show, ahead of a world tour that would see them become the biggest band in music history.
McCartney rewarded himself by ordering an Aston Martin DB5 – fitted out with a Philips record player and a musical note pattern stitched into the leather upholstery. He followed that up with a DB6 (pictured).
In the same year, McCartney wrote Baby You Can Drive My Car, although he kept driving the DB5 himself for the next six years.
He paid £3800 ($5,900) for the Aston Martin, but it’s expected to fetch more than 100 times that when it goes under the hammer in London on October 31, with RM Auctions giving an estimate of £400,000 ($621,000).
While the DB5 has been restored to near-original condition, the musical note upholstery is long gone – although the winning bidder gets a sample piece in case they want to have the interior made over in full swinging 60s style.