Below are examples of their auto indulgence.
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George Harrison’s’ 1966 Mini Cooper
this was Geroge’s personal “short”, but it also appeared in the Fab Four’s 1967 movie “Magical Mystery Tour.” His ownership of a Mini sparked Mini to design and market a Harrison-inspired 2009 Special Edition to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2009. George later sold the car at a benefit auction he organized in 1973 for his Material World Charitable Foundation. The Mini’s 1967 paint job was a creation of the Dutch artists Simon Posthuma and Marijke Koger – known collectively as “The Fool”. His inspiration for the transformation was the mystical signs from the book, “Tantra Art: Its Philosophy and Physics.”
Ringo Star’s Mini
At one time or another, all the Fab Four owned Mini Coopers. This is Ringo’s.
Paul McCartney’s Aston Martin DB6
It was beautiful and fast. He had a reel-to-reel tape recorder installed in the dashboard that made it different from all others. Legend has it that he used it to record songs he was working on, including the very first recording of the song that became “Hey, Jude.”
John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Model
It was laid on a limousine body and finished in Valentines black when he purchased it. The Limo was 19 feet long and weighed a whopping three tons John’s customization included a back seat that converted to a double bed, a Sony television, and a portable refrigerator. Most extravagant and unique was a floating record player (with perfect balance so it could be used without being affected by stops and bumps while driving). Legend says that it was the first car in England to sport blacked-out window. The paint job was done by “The Fool” for $4,200 (U.S. dollars).
George Harrison’s 1943 Ferrari Dino 246GT
This car is slightly different from the other ones in this list, since George purchased this vehicle right after The Beatles broke up. Nevertheless, this car is fit for a rock star. It is a two-seater with a tubular steel chassis, 2418cc V6, 5-speed manual, and styled by Pininfarina.