OUR FAVOURITE BEA­TLES-OWNED CLAS­SICS

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PHAN­TOM V

It has to be John Len­non’s rather colour­ful take on the Rolls-Royce Phan­tom V back in 1965. Proof The Bea­tles were ahead on ev­ery­thing, in­clud­ing Pimp My Ride.

ANGLIA 105E

Ge­orge Har­ri­son bought a Ford Anglia in the early ’60s. Not only did he have great taste in mo­tors, he was also the first Bea­tle to own a car.

PRINCESS

The mod­i­fied 1964 Austin Princess Hearse, GNH 240, owned by John Len­non that ap­peared in Help! in 1965 and Imag­ine in 1973. Al­legedly.

BED­FORD

I loved the Plax­ton-bod­ied Bed­ford VAL ‘Chi­nese six’ coach in Mag­i­cal

Mys­tery Tour. The Hard Rock Cafe pur­chased it in 1988.

FACEL VEGA

Ringo Starr owned a 1964 Facel Vega II Coupé. If I had that sort of money in that era I’d have bought one too. It re­cently sold for £337,500.

SE­RIES I

Sir Paul McCart­ney’s mag­i­cal Land Rover Se­ries I. Ap­par­ently it was the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind the Wings song Helen Wheels.

SEE BE­LOW

‘I got no car and it’s break­ing my heart. But I’ve found a driver and that’s a start. Baby, you can drive my car.’

ED­I­TOR DAVID SIMIS­TER

AS­SO­CIATE ED­I­TOR DAVID BROWN

PRO­DUC­TION ED­I­TOR GER­VAIS SEY­MOUR

CALUM BROWN WEB PRO­DUCER

MURRAY SCULLION NEWS ED­I­TOR

NICK LARKIN ED­I­TOR AT LARGE

MAN­AG­ING ED­I­TOR JAMES SADLIER

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