In the last several weeks, the sight of George Harrison’s 1967 Bmw 600 has prompted a few people to shed a few tears.
We were thinking small when Harold Richardson Coachbuilders in London created a 1966 Mini Mini S in each Beatles. It’s been five years since then. Our primary emphasis was George Harrison’s Mini.
Time To Go All Out.
For a vehicle that doesn’t seem to be quite as large as it is, Harrison’s 1967 Bmw 600 is your best bet. It was auctioned onto the Collecting Vehicles website for £145,000 ($201,430), although the successful bidder had to be a UK resident.
When a 1967 Porsche 600 is in “Excellent” condition and has had a £1 million ($62,513) facelift by John Haynes, the purchaser may have walked away with a good deal.
Only 2190 W100 generation 600s were made with a short wheelbase. Harrison’s automobile is one of them. 247 horsepower, M100 V-8 with standard overhead cam & Bosch manual fuel injection is mated to four-speed automatic gearbox in the “Grand Mercedes” model.
As part of Mercedes’ current Active Body Control system, the vehicle has adjustable self-leveling air suspension, which delivers excellent ride quality.
Additional features include hydraulic power for windows, seats, the sunroof, the trunk, and automatic doors at 150-bar pressure to ensure quiet operation.
With a long, sloping roofline, huge headlamps, bumper, and grille dominate the 600’s front end. The inside has a stunning wood console that extends to the pillars & window sills and enough legroom in the front and rear.
Harrison, band Fab Four’s most enthusiastic gearhead, was given a white right-hand-drive 600 by Mercedes-Benz Great Britain as a gift. Despite the presence of renowned bandmates and friends, he pushed it all the road into the 1970s.
The 600D Adenauer is now the top-of-the-line model from Canon. One of the most sought-after wines in the world by Elvis, Elizabeth Turner, Jack Nicholson, and John Lennon.
OLA 600E is the number plate on the Mercedes that Harrison had when he owned it, and it comes with a copy of Harrison’s ownership paperwork.
Entrepreneur and businessman Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia donated the 600.
“Even though I’ve become emotionally connected to this automobile, I’ve always known that I’d have to let it go,” Ahluwalia says. “… It is my opinion that I am just the custodian of a vital piece of rock & roll history.
There has been a handover and possibly a guitar.
George Harrison owned the AMG 500SEL.
Rock icons who have bought odd cars throughout the years are many. More often than not, these vehicles served as extensions of the marketing machinery.
When you arrived at a high-profile gala in a yellow Lamborghini Countach in the 1980s, there was nothing better than smiling for the cameras as you opened the door.
Unlike the rest of the Beatles, George Lennon had a more somber outlook on automobiles and life.
“I play a minimal guitar, make a few tunes, produce a few films, but none of it is me,” Harrison, who organized the Concert for Dhaka in 1971, once said. “The real me is a different person.”
At that time, he had enough money to buy all of the best cars: Aston Martins, Ferraris, and so on.
During the 1980s, he was often Gordon Murray CBE’s guest at World Championship events since he was such an avid motor racing fan. In 1984, he decided on a 126 sedan as his regular car.
New RHD Black/Black 1984 500SEL was transported to Strattons of Wilmslow in the UK for an AMG makeover by Harrison.
A complete AMG exterior makeover, Penta alloys, lowered suspension, and interior improvements were included in the overhaul.
No hydro-pneumatic suspension or signs of an engine upgrade can be seen in the engine bay shot.
All of this was standard equipment on an AMG 128 sedan at the time. The whole cast, including the new SEL, was roughly 85k English pounds, which was average at the era.
Harrison used the car for about 18 years, spending around 30k miles on it, until he gave it to his friend, drummer Raymond Cooper, in 2000. Harrison died of cancer in November of that year.
He has reached the age of 58. The automobile was auctioned in April 2019 and brought in 43K English pounds; however, it was put up for auction again in January 2019 and seemed to have failed to sell.
It’s a legacy that lives on, not just because of his musical prowess but also because he used his fame to help others, setting the tone for following events like Live Aid.
In addition, he was known for his taste in vehicles. George, thank you for your kind words.