Powered by a 4.0L V12, the 400 GT 2+2 was immediately welcomed into the ranks of the world’s best Grand Tourers – and into the garage of Sir Paul McCartney. Delivered during the height of The Beatles‘ popularity with seating for every member of the Fab Four, the car stayed in Macca’s possession until 1979 when it was sold to a well-known collector. The collector ended purchasing the car twice, selling it in 1989 only to buy it back in 1996, with a rear suspension and gearbox rebuild the only changes in that time. It has been stored in a climate-controlled environment since 2011, and outside of its wine red livery – a chance made long ago – remains in highly original condition.
Estimate: € 450,000 – 560,000
Bonhams – Goodwood Members‘ Meeting 2018