You Can Own Sir Paul McCartney’s 1967 Lamborghini 400GT Coupé But It Won’t Come Cheap
Sir Paul McCartney is amongst the most famous musicians in history. As a founding member of The Beatles, you could even make the argument that he’s one of the most famous men in all of England’s storied history.
With an estimated net worth of around $660 million (he made $54 million in 2017 alone!), Sir Paul McCartney one of the wealthiest men in the Music industry. That considerable wealth has enabled him to own some truly exquisite works of art, homes, and cars over the years. Now, you have the opportunity to bid on one of Sir Paul’s prized possessions. His 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Coupé is up for auction on Bonhams where the bidding is expected to fetch somewhere between $560,000 – $690,000 USD.
The car is listed as being in ‘exceptional condition’ which isn’t at all surprising. Sir Paul seems like the type of guy who would take care of his vintage Lamborghini. This is 1 of only 247 of these 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Coupé vehicles ever produced, so owning this means you own a very limited-edition vehicle that was also owned by one of the most famous musicians in history.
Despite its novice status as an automobile manufacturer, Lamborghini soon dispelled any lingering doubts about its ability to compete with the world’s best Grand Tourers. Reviewing the 400GT in its 2+2 form in 1967, Autocar magazine voted it ‘better than all the equivalent exotic and home-bred machinery in this glamorous corner of the fast-car market.’ The relaxed manner of its long-legged performance was reckoned the finest quality of the Lamborghini, its V12 engine being judged to have the broadest range of smooth torque the testers had experienced. Autocar concluded: ‘To achieve this level of performance without noise, fuss, temperament or drama is an achievement; in the time taken for development, it is nothing short of sensational.’
One of only 247 units supplied to a select band of customers between 1966 and 1968, this 400GT 2+2 was first owned by Sir Paul McCartney, MBE. This car is believed to be one of four imported into the UK by concessionaires Mitchell & Britten. The Lamborghini was featured in The Autocar magazine (2nd February 1967 edition), having been air freighted into the UK by British United Air Ferries. These cars were converted by Hooper & Co from left-hand to right-hand drive specification for Mitchell & Britten’s UK customers.
‘SLF 406F’ was first registered on 16th February 1968 at a time when Paul McCartney and The Beatles were at the peak of their popularity, although restricting their work to the recording studio. Paul McCartney’s ownership of this car is referred to in ‘Lamborghini Supreme Amongst Exotics’ by Andrew Moreland; ‘Lamborghini’ by Chris Harvey; and ‘Lamborghini The Legend’ by David Hodges. The car also appeared in ‘Anthology of The Beatles’ – a 1996 BBC TV series. (via)
There aren’t too many times in life that you’ll get the opportunity to own a classic Lamborghini which was previously owned by Sir Paul McCartney. With that said, you’ll probably need somewhere in the range of $700K (or more) to win this car at auction.
The auction is set to take place on 18 Mar 2018 at 14:00 GMT. You can find full auction details on Bonhams‘ website.