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Lambo On The Run? Paul McCartney's 1967 400GT Headed To Goodwood Auction


1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2

1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2

The Goodwood Festival Of Speed is known to be a haven for British car culture, and what's more British than the former front man of the UK's greatest contribution to rock and roll owning an Italian car?

Wait, what?

Yes, that's right, Sir Paul McCartney once used his wealth to purchase a 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2. This rare bird was imported to England and converted to right-hand drive, and now, it's slated to be up for auction at the Bonhams Auction at the festival.

McCartney appears to have registered the car in February 1968--during the prime of the Beatles--before selling it in 1979. That buyer is the current owner.

A refresher course on the 400GT for those who don't remember the '60s--even those who were there: the car has a 4.0-liter V-12 that makes around 330 ponies. Zero to sixty times were listed at 7.5 seconds and the top speed at 156 mph.

Only 250 400GTs were built, with only four or so finding their way to Her Majesty's Kingdom.

This particular example has about 45,000 miles on the clock, and records show that the transmission was rebuilt in 1988, while the rear suspension was rebuilt in 1994 and the wheels were replaced in the '80s. The car was also repainted during the '80s.

Beatles' fans will recognize the car from the 1996 Beatles Anthology TV series.

The auction takes place July 1 and the auction house expects to get somewhere between 100,000 and 120,000 euros (about $161,000 to about $194,000 U.S.).

For the right price, baby, you can drive Paul's car.

[Bonham's via Motor Trend]

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