miércoles, 14 de febrero de 2018

Lamborghini once owned by Sir Paul McCartney on sale for £500,000



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Lamborghini once owned by Sir Paul McCartney on sale for £500,000
AN ultra-rare Lamborghini formerly owned by Sir Paul McCartney has emerged for sale for a staggering £500,000. The 400GT 2+2 left the factory on Italy in 1967 and was one of only four to be imported into Britain.
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PUBLISHED: Wed, Feb 14, 2018

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The 400GT 2 2 left the factory on Italy in 1967 and was one of only four to be imported into Britain

It was purchased by the Beatles' bassist in February 1968 during the height of the band's fame and joined his considerable collection of sports cars.

The red two-door was converted to right-hand drive especially for the singer and he continued to own it for over a decade, before finally parting with the powerful V12 in 1979.

Since then the Italian classic has had a number of owners and has now emerged for sale once again with Bonhams Auctions in London.

The auctioneers are predicting the coupe, which is one of just 250 to be built, will attract offers of between £400,000 and £500,000.

It has a pristine deep red bodywork which is teamed with silver chrome wheels and trim. On the inside there is a cream leather interior, which is also in fanatic condition.

When new, the 400GT would have been one of the most powering cars of the era thanks to its V12 engine.

It has a top speed of 156mph and can do 0-60 in just 7.5 seconds - rapid for cars from that period.

The car has spent it's entire life in UK and has even appeared on TV for several Beatles documentaries.

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The red two-door was converted to right-hand drive especially for the singer

It also once starred in a copy of Autocar magazine.

The auctioneers say they are expecting the car to perform well when it goes under the hammer and that there is a real market for ex-celebrity-owned cars.

Tim Schofield, head of the auction house's motor department, said: "There is certainly a market for celebrity owned vehicles, especially when the cars themselves are desirable marques and models such as this Lamborghini.

"Paul McCartney he has had some fantastic cars in his time and this is no different.

"It was first registered to him in February 1968, the heyday of his time with The Beatles.

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It was purchased by the Beatles star in February 1968 during the height of the band's fame

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The car is for sale with Bonhams Auctions of Knightsbridge, West London.

"It was imported to the UK and changed to right hand drive for him. He is thought to have sold it in 1979.

"Only 250 400GT 2+2s were ever built and roughly 4 are known to have been imported in to the UK, making this a seriously rare car, and a powerful one.

"It has a V12 engine, can do 0-60 in 7.5 seconds and has a top sped of 156mph.

"It is also in very good condition and is ready to drive."


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