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2001-May-07: Baby, You Can Buy His Car

For Sale: Sir Paul's 1966 Aston Martin DB6.  Finished in Goodwood Green, the automobile features black Connolly hide trim and black carpets and includes such options as chrome wheels, heated rear screen, Motorola radio with powered aerial, and a pair of Britax seatbelts, all for a purchase price of  pounds 4,500.   It was one of only 1,328 made. The car was first registered in Brian Epstein's name.  The ownership was transfered to Sir Paul after his death in 1967.

The Aston Martin was sold to Mr. Nicholas Defries in September, 1972. It has been kept in a heated garage and used sparingly since. The 3,995cc, six-cylinder engine was replaced with a works-reconditioned item in the mid-Seventies, when the mileage was 58,000. In the early 1980s, the chassis box sections were replaced by an Aston Martin specialist, and the body was resprayed in its original colour. The vehicle was placed in storage in  December, 1984 and has been used only for display in classic car shows since. It currently shows 79,868 miles on the odometer.

Sir Pauls car will be up for auction on May 12 at Bonhams auction house.   Experts say it is likely to fetch at least pounds 40,000.   

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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