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Ex-George Harrison Merc heads to auction

Published 22 January 2019

A Mercedes 500 SEL once owned by George Harrison is going under the hammer. The W126 AMG is going under the hammer at Anglia Car Auctions on Saturday, 26 January. It is expected to fetch up to £70,000.

Harrison bought the car new from Strattons of Wilmslow, where its suspension was lowered, fitted with an upgraded body kit and host of other treats like Penta alloys.

It cost Harrison £85,000 new and he clocked up 30,000 miles during his 18-year ownership of the Merc.

In storage for the four years, the car has been mechanically refreshed over the past 12 months with work totalling around £10k. It currently has 61k on the clock.

George Harrison 1984 Mercedes W126 500 SEL AMG (2)

The history file includes the original service book containing nine stamps between 1984 and 2001, data card, DVLA letter confirming the car was first registered to George Harrison, MoTs dating from 1996 to 2007 and MoT history from 2006 to present, magazine articles from 2014 and 2017, copy older V5's, a few recent invoices and tax discs from 1997 to 2012.

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