George Harrison’s Aston Martin DB9, equipped with a black Connolly leather interior and chrome wire wheels, has been recently sold at a London auction for a total amount of $549.553.
The auctioneers said that the classic Aston Martin has been sold for about 235.000 USD over its estimated price and its buyer is apparently an unidentified Beatles fan from Houston, Texas. The auction house which “took care” of the Aston Martin DB5 said that the vehicle has been made in late 1964, it had just over 22.000 miles on the odometer and it didn’t show any sign of major technical problems.
“There was intense bidding in the room and from telephone bidders in the United States and elsewhere. The car was eventually knocked down to an anonymous Beatles and Aston Martin fan from Houston who said: ‘George Harrison would be amazed about all the money his car is going to raise for Christian causes’”, said Coys, the auction house, in a statement.
The luxury grand tourer Aston Martin DB5 has been made between 1963 and 1965 and only 1.023 units were produced, being an evolution of the final series of DB4.The DB5 came in three body styles, two-door 2+2 coupe, two-door convertible and two-door shooting brake, being equipped with a 3.995 cc Tadek engine mated to a ZF five-speed manual or Borg Warner DG automatic transmission.