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Houston Beatles fan pays over $485,000 for George Harrison's Aston Martin

LONDON -- An Aston Martin once owned by George Harrison sold for $485,000 (310,000 pounds) at auction Wednesday, according to NBC News, citing British Press Association reports.

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An auction staff member polishes an Aston Martin DB5 that belonged to the late Beatle George Harrison. The car fetched over $480,000 at the Coys' True Greats Auciton on Wednesday at the Royal Horticultural Hall in London.

The former Beatle ordered the platinum silver DB5, which had a black Connolly leather interior, in 1965.

He packed the car with top-of-the-range extras, including chrome wire wheels with Avon tires, a heated rear windscreen, a radio and Britax safety belts.

Harrison's former wife, model Pattie Boyd, was recently photographed with the car when it was shown at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London.

It was sold to a Beatle and Aston Martin fan from Houston, Texas, who wished to remain anonymous.

The lot was part of auctioneer Coys' True Greats Auction at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster, central London.

Auctioneers said the car had just over 22,000 miles, ran well and showed no sign of "major mechanical maladies."

Chris Routledge, managing director of Coys, said: "There was a battle royal for this car which went for some 50,000 pounds ($78,000) over its estimate."

The sale price does not include a 15 percent buyer's premium.