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McCartney's old Aston Martin sells for £307,500

The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 previously owned by Sir Paul McCartney. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA

A vintage Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sir Paul McCartney while The Beatles shot to international fame fetched more than £300,000 at auction tonight.

Sir Paul ordered the dark blue sports car in 1964 on the eve of the band's world tour and had it fitted with a black leather interior, Motorola radio and its very own record player.

The Aston Martin sold at a hammer price of £307,500 at a special classic cars auction in Battersea Park.