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Former Beatle George Harrison's Porsche 928 to be sold at auction

Ex-Beatle George Harrison's rare black Porsche 928 is expected to fetch £20,000 when it goes up for auction later this year.

It was bought by Harrison when he lived in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, and he drove it for more than three years.

The Porsche is rare in that it is a 'base' black colour with black stitching on its leather interior instead of the usual black/red or black/cream combination.

The car is being sold by Raj Sedha, from Leeds, who bought the car in 2003 - but did not realise the significance of its former owner.

Mr Sedha said he bought the car for spare parts until his wife looked at the paperwork and saw the George Harrison's name on the log book.

Mr Sedha added: "It didn't click with me. She said it is George Harrison's.

"I said, 'That's who the man who I bought it off said. Who is he?'

"She said, 'He's the Beatle. You can't take the car apart for spares.'"

Now fully restored and working the car is expected to fetch upwards of £20,000 at auction on March 17.

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather, of Stockport, Greater Manchester, said: "For anybody that's into cars and The Beatles, this is a must-have.

"The 928 is an absolute classic and the fact that it was owned by George for four years from new will ensure that it roars off the auction block."

Harrison, who died in 2001, bought the car in 1980.

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