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‘Hey Jude’ Was Originally Created in an Aston Martin DB6

There is a very special Aston Martin DB6 in existence, and it is not likely to ever be offered for sale. The car was owned by Paul McCartney, which is great, but it has an extra claim to fame: It is said that McCartney first chimed out the monumental hit “Hey Jude” into a reel-to-reel recorder in the car en route to visit John Lennon’s son, Julian.

Aston Martin DB6 McCartney was apparently driving the Aston Martin DB6 to visit Julian when this catchy tune crossed his mind, and he decided to record a bit of it to play around with later. The car is now owned by Aston Martin, and they have no intention of selling it. It could be due to preservation, or it could be because some McCartney owned vehicles have not fetched as much at auction as anticipated.

Some Beatle-owned rides include the following (not to be confused with Volkswagen) vehicles:

  • The first car owned by John Lennon was a 1965 blue Ferrari GT coupe
  • Rolls Royce Phantom V
  • 1965 Austin Princess
  • 1972 Chrysler station wagon
  • 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Limo
  • 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL
  • 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300TD (the last car owned by Lennon)
  • Lexus LS600H
  • Aston Martin DB6
  • 1965 Radford Mini Cooper S
  • C5 Corvette convertible
  • 1967 Lamborghini 400GT
  • Austin Healey
  • 1955 Ford Anglia
  • Jaguar XKE
  • McLaren F1 and many more..

The classic Aston Martin is a “Goodwood Green” sedan and remains in spectacular condition and drivable.  In her original condition, she boasted a 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed transmission delivering 282 horsepower. Aston Martin Works has since restored the car and fitted her with a 4.2-liter engine and that historic tape recorder is no longer inside, but stored safely in a private location.

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