Ringo Starr’s custom Mini could bring maxi money at Bonhams auction


Bonhams will soon present collectors with a unique opportunity to buy cars that exactly half of the Beatles owned. On December 2 in London, Paul McCartney’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 will cross the block as lot 132, with a presale estimate of $1,700,000– $2,000,000. Four lots later, Ringo Starr’s 1966 Austin Mini Cooper S will be up for grabs. Bonhams estimates it could fetch between $120,000 and $160,000.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/11/29/starr-of-the-sale


Just an update for those closely following the celebrity Mini market…

At the Bonhams sale on the 2nd, Geri Horner née Halliwell, a.k.a. Ginger Spice, bought Ringo’s old Mini for £102,300 ($137,626). The figure fell right in line with the presale estimate and makes this Mini the second most expensive Mini at auction all time.

From boy band to girl band, this Mini is following the circle of life. Or something.

And Paul’s DB5? A cool $1.81 million. Coo coo ka choo!


I hope she throws a drum kit in the back and drives it all over England.