George Harrison's DB5 sells at auction for $547,400

An Aston Martin DB5 once own by famed Beatle George Harrison in 1965, was sold at auction in London on Wednesday for more than half a million dollars.

George Harrison purchased this Aston Martin DB5 in 1965 Coys

Somebody lucky car collector is going to have a great Christmas this year. An Aston Martin purchased by the late George Harrison in 1965, was sold at auction in London on Wednesday for more than half a million dollars.

According to the auction house, Coys, the winning bid went to an anonymous Beatles and Aston Martin fan from Houston, Texas. The purchaser plans to use the DB5 to raise money for Christian causes, Coys reported in a press release.

The DB5 wasn't the only car formerly owned by a member of the Fab Four this year. In February, John Lennon's 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe went on the auction block.

Other vehicles sold at Wednesday's auction included a Cord 810 Phaeton owned by Jimmy Page (of Led Zeppelin fame) and entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne (at different times, supposedly), Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster that hadn't been stored for almost a quarter of a century, and a Mercedes Benz 540 K once owned by Formula One Management CEO Bernie Ecclestone.

"It was a fantastic sale with dealers and collectors from all over the world participating. There is also no doubt that many people who in the past invested in stock and shares are now looking to classic cars as a good investment for the future," Chris Routledge, managing director of Coys, said in a press release.

 

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