On Wednesday (7 December) at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London, COYS will offer legendary Beatles band member George Harrison's Aston Martin DB5 as part of a collection of 36 cars, worth more than £6 million.
The Aston Martin is expected to fetch between £225,000 to £260,000. The original build sheet lists the non-factory extras that Harrison specified when the car was new, including chrome wire wheels with Avon tyres, 3 ear hub caps, a heated rear screen and a modified timing chain.
The car has led an easy life, owned by two collectors and is largely in original and unrestored condition. Mileage is now just over 22,000 and I can confirm that is immaculate, having seen it for myself outside the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel this week.
Managing Director of COYS, Chris Routledge said: "We are offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire not only one of the most collectible of the David Brown Aston Martins produced, in very original condition, but one that has been owned by arguably one of the most influential musicians ever to grace The Earth."
Other illustrious models to be offered at the auction will include a Cord 810 Phaeton owned by Jimmy Page and Duncan Bannatyne and a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, along with a huge collection of movie posters.
Having undergone a full concours restoration whilst in Jimmy Page's hands, the Cord has been kept meticulously well by Dragon Bannatyne and another owner, boasting near perfect coachwork after almost 75 years.
The 300SL Roadster has just 13,000 miles on the clock and has been dry stored for over 20 years. It still has the original engine and a rare factory hard top. Expected to make up to £275,000, this will be one popular lot for bidders looking to score a 'blue chip' investment.