Advertisements

Drive my car: Beatle’s Porsche being auctioned

A rare black Porsche 928 once owned by Beatles guitarist George Harrison is being put up for auction.

Harrison, who bought the car in 1980, reportedly drove it regularly when he lived in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

The vehicle is currently owned by Raj Sedha, from Leeds, who bought it for spares in 2003 without knowing its history.

The car is currently owned by Raj Sedha
Image Caption: The car is currently owned by Raj Sedha

Details of its famous former owner only came to light when Mr Sedha’s wife saw Harrison’s name in the logbook.

Mr Sedha said: “It didn’t click with me. She said it is George Harrison’s.

“I said, ‘That’s who the man who I bought it off said. Who is he?’

“She said, ‘He’s the Beatle. You can’t take the car apart for spares.'”

The car is being sold in March
Image Caption: The rare car is being sold in March

The car is rare because the stitching on its interior leather is completely black.

Usually the model includes a combination of either black and red or black and cream stitching.

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: “For anybody that’s into cars and The Beatles, this is a must-have.

“The 928 is an absolute classic and the fact that it was owned by George for four years from new will ensure that it roars off the auction block.”

George Harrison performing with The Beatles in 1963
Image Caption: George Harrison performing with The Beatles in 1963

George Harrison, who died from lung cancer in 2001, was a fan of motor racing and owned a number of fast cars during his life.

The car is due to be sold in March.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply