The recently refurbished vehicle is scheduled to be available for bidding for between £300,000-£380,000 ($482,880 – $611,648) however, the vehicle is labeled without reserve, it might sell for much more. The DB5 is known for being the most iconic car produced by the British company, which was founded in 1913.
McCartney ordered the car weeks after The Beatles made their monumental appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and after completing filming for their movie A Hard Day’s Night. He reportedly sold it off in 1970. After going through a few owners, in 2002, a British collector purchased the DB5 and had it revamped by the legendary Italian English car enthusiast Walter Baroni. The final touches were finished in 2011 and it arguably looks better than it did when released from the factory 48 years ago.
Some options that came with the car back in ’64 include shock absorbers, a Motorola radio, some sweet chrome wheels, and for those old school LPs you’ve been wanting to dust off – an antique Philips Auto-Mignon record player.
For more information on this classic beauty, check out the the RM Auction site.
–Vincent Roszkowski, WCBS-FM