Remember the Seinfeld episode where George Costanza bought what he thought to be Jon Voight‘s Chrysler LeBaron? We all want some connection to the stars. The fewer degrees of separation…the better, right? That Lamborghini above was once owned by a musical superstar. And, it’s about to go on auction! Start digging through the couch cushions for loose change. This one MAY be a tad pricier than the LeBaron ;-)
(Courtesy of Steve Marinucci – Examiner)
A sporty 1967 Lamborghini once owned by Sir Paul McCartney will be auctioned by Bonhams and Butterfields July 1 at a Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia sale during this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.
A Bonhams spokesman said they were awaiting DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) records for exact dates of McCartney’s ownership of the car. It is, however, believed that McCartney purchased the car new.
The 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2, a right-hand drive car, is estimated by the auction house to be worth £100,000 – 120,000 ($161,500 – $193,800).
Another red McCartney Lamborghini, described as a 1970-s Lamborghini Espada, sold on eBay in 2005. A Lamborghini registration plate for the Espada has been auctioned at least three times, with prices ranging from £225 and £350.
An interesting note about the plate auctions: According to the auctioneer’s description of the registration plate in advance of one of the sales, it was believed that in 1972 McCartney changed the plate number from JLL 834K, the original number, to PAD 445. It was speculated by the auction house, perhaps a little wildly, that the reason may have been because of the ongoing feud he and John Lennon were having at the time.
Other cars in the sale include a 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Cabriolet and a a 1925 Bugatti Type 35.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from June 30 to July 3 in Chichester, England.
Now, just for fun…enjoy some classic Seinfeld 🙂