Mercedes formerly owned by ex-Beatle George Harrison heads to auction

A cherished Mercedes-AMG luxury limo is set to make as much as £40,000 when it heads to auction next month. Presented in very good condition with stacks of history, the rare 'bahnstormer also benefits from a very special former owner – ex-Beatle George Harrison.

Harrison purchased the car new in May 1984, when AMG was still an independent company and there was only a single dealer in the UK. Having such little reach meant the company could personalise its offerings, though, and Harrison opted for a blacked-out Mercedes 500 SEL model with black wheels, blackened chrome trim and a built-in mobile phone.