Paul McCartney's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
This beautiful Aston Martin DB5 was completed at Newport Pagnell on 3rd July 1964 and delivered on 22nd September to Bryce, Hamer & Isherwood, Paul McCartney's accountants at the time. Ordered by McCartney prior to his departure for the Beatles' world tour in the summer of 1964, the DB5 was subsequently registered in the musician's name, and Paul greatly enjoyed driving the car over the following six years.
The Aston was originally finished in Sierra Blue with black interior. It was fitted as standard with the ZF five-speed gearbox, while desirable factory options listed include Armstrong Selectaride rear shock absorbers, Motorola radio, powered aerial, two Marchal fog lamps, chrome road wheels, heated rear window, two Britax safety belts, three-ear hubcaps, and detachable headrests. Unusually, the car was also supplied with a Philips Auto-Mignon record player, the latter seemingly an essential for a professional musician. Reportedly, the original interior leather also featured musical note-styled patterns in the stitching.
Bonhams will be offering this stunning DB5, at their upcoming Bond Street Sale in London on the 2nd December. Its estimated value is between £1,250,000 - £1,500,000. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos courtesy of Bonhams.