McCartney's Aston Martin may fetch £300,000


A vintage Aston Martin DB5 driven by Paul McCartney while The Beatles shot to international fame is expected to fetch more than £300,000 when it goes on sale this evening.

McCartney ordered the dark blue sports car in 1964 on the eve of the band’s world tour and had it fitted with a black leather interior, Motorola radio and its very own record player.

The Aston Martin is one of 93 classic cars going under the hammer at 6.30pm in an auction in Battersea Park, London, that is expected to bring in between £18 million and £20 million.

Peter Wallman, who will be co-running the bidding for RM Auctions, said the fame of both the car and the owner made it a particularly special item.

Mr Wallman said: “The Aston Martin DB5 is one of the most iconic cars in the world, driven by James Bond. And we’re talking about one of the most iconic supergroups of the 1960s.

“We’ve sold a couple of cars owned by Steve McQueen which have sold for eight, nine, 10 times what they would be worth if they were just regular cars.”