Former Beatle George Harrison's Mercedes AMG to be sold at auction

The Beatles
The Beatles

Baby you can drive my car! Or certainly George Harrison's cherished 1984 black Mercedes which is expected to fetch £40,000 at auction next month.

The ex-Beatle had the Mercedes 500 SEL AMG customised to his liking - including the addition of a wired-in mobile phone - in May 1984 when he bought the vehicle near to his home in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

Spoilers, a leather steering wheel, and a black chrome trim were also added to the car, eventually setting Harrison back a total of £85,000.

But all the investment was perhaps worthwhile after the car made a cameo in the band's official Real Love video in 1995.

Harrison clocked up 30,000 miles on the Mercedes during his 16-year ownership before he sold it to a friend in August 2000.

Omega Auctions will put the item up for sale in Newton-Le-Willow, Merseyside on March 24.

Included with the car is a pile of MOT certificates and paper with mileage recorded annually from 1996 together with the original service book.

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: "George loved and cherished this car for 16 years.

"It's a beautiful looking car, a classic in its own right and ready to drive away."

Last year, Harrison's rare black Porsche 928 fetched £37,000.