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Published on December 9th, 2011 | by Seán Ward

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George Harrison’s DB5 Sells for £350k

An Aston Martin DB5 ordered by George Harrison in 1965 has been sold at an auction in London for £350,000.

Delivered on January 1st 1965 through Brydor Cars of Brooklands in Surrey, the car stayed with Harrison for many years, leading to great interest when it was put up for sale at the COYS True Greats Auction held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster.

The buyer, who wished to remain anonymous, had travelled from Houston Texas, USA, to bid for the vehicle, and said that “George Harrison would be amazed about all the money his car is going to raise for Christian causes.”

Chris Routledge, COYS’ Managing Director said: “There was a battle royal for this car which went for some £150,000.00 over its estimate.

“All in all, 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.”

“There were some extremely interesting cars on offer which could make the ultimate Christmas present!”

Also at the sale, Jimmy Page’s Cord 810 Phaeton, later owned by Duncan Bannatyne, sold for £80,000, and a Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster which had been stored in an Edinburgh garage for the last 23 years made £343,000, £100,000 over its estimate.

Another Mercedes, this time Bernie Ecclestone’s 540 K, was estimated to sell at around £500,000, but instead sold sold for £864,000.

The auction’s total sales reached over £4.5 million.

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