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August 11, 2022

Rock Stars And Their Cars

by Mike –

Rock & Roll seems to go well with cool cars. I don’t mean just driving with the radio on loud. Rock & Roll stars like their expensive and classic cars especially sports cars and race cars.

This week Coys in London will auction two cars once owned by famous Rock stars of which there have been many in the United Kingdom. These are two very special Rock stars and two special cars.

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe – Ex-George Harrison


Aston Martin DB5, George Harrison

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

This is what Coys says:

Manufactured in late 1964, this DB5 was supplied new on January 1st 1965 through Brydor Cars of Brooklands to Beatle George Harrison.

Painted in the attractive shade of Platinum silver with a black Connolly leather interior, the factory build sheet shows that non-standard equipment specified by Harrison included chrome wire wheels with Avon tyres, 3 ear hub caps, a heated rear screen, a radio, Britax safety belts, FIAM horns with changeover switch and a detachable passenger headrest. The build sheet also states that the timing chain was modified later that same year.

Aston Martin DB5, George Harrison

Aston Martin DB5, George Harrison

Aston Martin DB5, George Harrison

1936 Cord 810 Phaeton – Ex-Jimmy Page


Cord 810 Phaeton

1936 Cord 810 Phaeton

This is what Coys says:

It is believed that the car probably entered the UK some time in the 1970s, and shortly after that the car came into the hands of the remarkable Jimmy Page.

Obviously his fame will rest principally on his legendary associations during the 1960s with the Yardbirds, but his legend really took off after that with the formation and subsequent massive success of Led Zeppelin. One interesting secondary aspect of his interests, however has been to own some truly beautiful country houses, and also some very remarkable cars.

The most recent owner reports that today’s Cord Phaeton was the recipient of a concours standard restoration while in Jimmy Page’s hands…

Cord 810 Phaeton, Jimmy Page

Cord 810 Phaeton, Jimmy Page

Cord 810 Phaeton, Jimmy Page

If you like Rock stars and their cars then you should read about cars owned by John Lennon, Brian Johnson of AC/DC and Paul McCartney.

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John Lennon, Iso Fidia

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