Sir Paul McCartney’s 1965 Mini Cooper S De Ville – one of four special Minis gifted to the Beatles – sells for £183,000 in auction.
Last month we reported Paul McCartney’s 1965 Morris Mini Cooper S De Ville was going up for auction in the US, and expected to make over £100k. In fact, the ex-Beatle’s very individual Mini fetched £183,000, which appears to be a record price for a Mini.
Paul’s Mini was one of the four famous Mini’s bought by Beatle’s manager Brian Epstein for the Fab Four, and there’s plenty of footage and photos of Paul and Linda McCartney with the Mini, making it a great buy not just for Mini fans but Beatles fans too.
Finished in California Sage Green, Paul’s Mini came with a proper Radford makeover and, although the Minis made the Fab Four look just like everyone else driving round in a Mini in the mid-60s, they were very well equipped and perfect for blatting round London.
The other two Beatles Minis are unlikely to turn up for sale any time soon; George Harrison’s is still owned by Olivia, and John Lennon’s has been on the missing list for some time.