Here’s a look into Paul McCartney's Classy Car Collection

By Simon Boseman

Published July 22, 2024

Here’s a look into Paul McCartney's Classy Car Collection

Table of Contents

  • Austin Healey 3000
  • Aston Martin DB5
  • Lamborghini 400GT
  • 1955 Land Rover 86 Wagon
  • Aston Martin DB6
  • 1972 Lamborghini Espada S2

Sir James Paul McCartney is a highly-celebrated English singer and musician known for his long-time association with the band The Beatles. Starting his career back in 1957, the singer was associated with John Lennon and his band The Quarrymen and eventually became a bass player for the Beatles. After the band ceased to exist, Paul launched his own career by writing and producing songs. With a successful career spanning over six decades now, the CH MBE holder has an estimated net worth of around $1.2 billion. Apart from his musical endeavors, he also actively promotes and donates to charities for animal rights, poverty, hunting of seals, and musical education among a few others. Paul is also known for his classy car collection that includes some legendary examples such as the Aston Martin DB5, the Austin Healey 3000, and the Rolls Royce Corniche. 

7. Austin Healey 3000

The Beatles singer also has the iconic Austin Healey 3000 from its 1966 model year. The open-top car was famous for its design and handling along with its lively performance too.

Austin Healey 3000

The Healey 3000 also has a rich racing history too which includes Sebring and Le Mans. At the time of purchase, the car came with a sticker price of $3,565.

Austin Healey 3000Specs
Powertrain2.9-liter I-6
Horsepower150 hp
Torque170 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed manual
0-60 MPH9.8 seconds
Top Speed122 mph

The Austin Healey 3000 gets a sizable 3.0-liter I-6 motor under its hood, which is quite big for a car of its size. The motor is coupled to a 4-speed manual gearbox and has a power and torque rating of 150 hp and 170 lb-ft. The 0-60 mph sprint timing is around 9.8 seconds and the top speed is around 122 mph.

6. Aston Martin DB5

The Aston Martin DB5 has been made popular by the James Bond movies to such an extent that a few non-car people would recognize it as the “Bond car”. Despite the car being in production for a couple of years, from 1963 to 1965, the DB5 has become a cult classic of the car world. With a practically timeless design and a bumble straight-six motor, the DB5 is quite the looker, especially in its silver paint and chrome wire wheels.

Aston Martin DB5

On the inside, the analog dials with chrome touches and the leather seats look classy as well. Sir Paul added the car to his garage however, it is not known how much he got it for. At the time of sale, the car came with a sticker price of $12,995.

Aston Martin DB5Specs
Powertrain4.0-liter I-6
Horsepower210 hp
Torque288 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-60 MPH8 seconds
Top Speed145 mph

Powering the DB5 is a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter I-6 motor coupled with a 5-speed ZF manual gearbox. The duo put out 210 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque. The car was quite quick on a straight line given the time it came out and boasts a 0-60 mph sprint time of 8 seconds. The top speed is around 145 mph.

5. Lamborghini 400GT

The Lamborghini 400 GT is among the earlier cars made by the iconic sports car and supercar maker from Italy. The 400 GT was introduced in 1967 at a price of $14,950 and came with Lamborghini’s iconic V12 motor.

Lamborghini 400GT

On the inside, the car features a 2+2 seating configuration and was sold as a high-performance grand tourer. Sir McCartney added this beauty in his garage too alongside his already iconic lineup.

Lamborghini 400GTSpecs
Powertrain3.9-liter V12
Horsepower320 hp
Torque276 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed ZF manual
0-60 MPH7.50 seconds
Top Speed155 mph

The 400 GT gets a naturally aspirated 3.9-liter V12 under its hood that gets paired to a slick 5-speed ZF manual gearbox. The motor develops 320 hp and 276 lb-ft of torque. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph within 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.

4. 1955 Land Rover 86 Wagon

When Sir Paul decided to buy the High Park Farm in Scotland's Campbeltown, he required a simple vehicle to get around the vast 200-acre land. As such, he bought a 1955 Land Rover 86 Wagon. It is among the first Land Rovers built and belongs to the Land Rover Series, and came in a barebone form.

1955 Land Rover 86 Wagon

Starting with a minimal cabin, the Land Rover 86 got a small motor with mediocre output features, which are barely adequate to get the SUV moving. The SUV carried an original MSRP of $15,400 at the time of its launch.

1955 Land Rover 86 WagonSpecs
Powertrain2.0-liter Rover I-4
Horsepower52 hp
Torque101 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed manual
0-60 MPHN/A
Top Speed63 mph

The Land Rover 86 Wagon has a small 2.0-liter Rover I-4 motor under its hood that puts out a meager 52 hp and 101 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 4-speed manual, it was capable of reaching a top speed of only 63 mph. To tackle off-roading situations, the vehicle came with a Rover-special freewheel unit incorporated into the transmission that disengaged the front axles during normal driving situations.

3. Aston Martin DB6

The Aston Martin DB6 succeeded the DB5 with a slightly sleeker design and better power output numbers. However, the DB5 still overshadowed its successor in terms of popularity.

Aston Martin DB6

The DB6 also had a more powerful Vantage model and a Shooting Brake estate model which the DB5 lacked. Being a classy car lover, Sir Paul’s garage did not miss out on the DB6 either.

Aston Martin DB6Specs
Powertrain4.0-liter I-6
Horsepower282 hp
Torque295 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed ZF manual
0-60 MPH8.4 seconds
Top Speed150 mph

The DB6 got the same 4.0-liter I-6 motor as its predecessor with a slightly better power output at 282 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The car retains the same 5.-speed ZF manual gearbox and has a 0-60 mph sprint time of 8.4 seconds. The top speed is slightly better too, at 150 mph. 

2. 1972 Lamborghini Espada S2

After the 400 GT, Sir Paul’s garage has one another classy GT car from the Italian car maker. The Lamborghini Espada S2 from 1972 is the car we’re talking about. With a long wheelbase and a 2+2 seating arrangement, the Espada offered a luxurious cabin with a layout that made its way into the Countach later.

1972 Lamborghini Espada S2

When launched, the car carried a retail price of $47,000.

1972 Lamborghini Espada S2Specs
Powertrain3.4-liter V12
Horsepower325 hp
Torque290 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-60 MPH6.50 seconds
Top Speed152 Mph

The Lamborghini Espada S2 gets a 3.9-liter naturally aspirated V12 under its hood that has a similar 5-speed ZF manual gearbox as the 400 GT. The power figure is rated at 325 hp while the torque output is rated at 290 lb-ft. For its time, the car was a quick one, with a 0-60 mph sprint time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 152 mph.

1. Rolls Royce Corniche

Another classy luxury car inside Sir Paul’s garage is the Rolls Royce Corniche. The car remained in production after its launch in 1971 and was assembled in London. Not only Sir Paul, but the Corniche was loved by several other stars from the music industry such as Frank Sinatra and Maurice Gibbs.

Rolls Royce Corniche

When the car came out, it carried an original price tag of $359,900, quite natural for a Rolls Royce.

Rolls Royce CornicheSpecs
Powertrain6.75-liter V12
Horsepower218 hp
Torque325 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed automatic
0-60 MPH10 seconds
Top Speed130 mph

The Rolls Royce Corniche sees a massive yet typical Rolls Royce fashioned 6.75-liter V12 that puts out n218 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. While the power figure might seem okay-ish, the torque was adequate for pulling the hefty luxury car. It came with a standard 3-speed automatic transmission, allowing the car to propel to 60 mph from a standstill in under 10 seconds and attain a top speed of 130 mph.

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