George Harrison's 1965 Aston Martin DB5
The car that will be the highlight of the East Texas Crisis Center's annual Auto and Cycle show is George Harrison's 1965 Aston Martin DB5.
"The DB5's first movie appearance immediately launched the car into permanent dream car status, which led George Harrison to immediately purchase one of the iconic cars," a statement said. Manufactured in 1964, this Aston Martin DB5 was delivered new to George Harrison at his Surrey estate in England on January 1, 1965.
The car is supplied in platinum silver with black Connolly leather, and was packed with all conceivable top-of-the-range options, and remains in largely original condition today. The total production from 1963 to 1965 was only 1,023. The car has a Magnesium-alloy body, weighing in at 3,310 pounds. It is a five-speed with 282 horsepower, and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds with a top speed of 145 mph.
The owner of the Aston Martin, an anonymous Houston collector, made global news in 2011 when he won the international bidding war for the legendary Beatle's sports car at a London auction. He is bringing the car to Tyler to help raise money for the East Texas Crisis Center.