One of the owner of a rare black Porsche 928 include Beatles guitarist George Harrison is being put up for auction.
Harrison, who purchased the car in 1980, reportedly drove it routinely when he lived in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.
The vehicle is presently owned by Raj Sedha, from Leeds, who bought it for spares in 2003. Sedha was not knowledgeable about the car’s history.
Information of its famous former owner only came to light after Mr Sedha’s wife read Harrison’s name in the logbook.
“It didn’t click with me. She said it is George Harrison’s,” said Mr Sedha.
“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 rare due to the stitching on its interior leather is entirely black.
Typically the model features a combination of either black and red or black and cream stitching.
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather stated: “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 (1943 – 2001) was a fan of motor racing and possessed few fast cars during his life.
The vehicle is due to be sold in March.