Baby you can drive my car! Or certainly George Harrison’s cherished 1984 black Mercedes which is expected to fetch £40,000 at auction next month.
The ex-Beatle had the Mercedes 500 SEL AMG customised to his liking – including the addition of a wired-in mobile phone – in May 1984 when he bought the vehicle near to his home in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
Spoilers, a leather steering wheel, and a black chrome trim were also added to the car, eventually setting Harrison back a total of £85,000.
But all the investment was perhaps worthwhile after the car made a cameo in the band’s official Real Love video in 1995. Harrison clocked up 30,000 miles on the Mercedes during his 16-year ownership before he sold it to a friend in August 2000. Omega Auctions will put the item up for sale in Newton-Le-Willow, Merseyside on March 24.