George Harrison's Porsche to be sold at auction

Image copyright PA Image caption Raj Sedha bought the car for parts in 2003, not realising it had been owned by the former Beatle

A car previously owned by The Beatles' George Harrison is set to be sold at auction.

A 37-year-old Porsche 928, owned by the Beatle and songwriter when he lived in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, was sold to car enthusiast Raj Sedha in 2003.

Mr Sedha, from Leeds, bought the car for spare parts, not realising the significance of the car's former owner.

The car is expected to fetch up to £20,000 at an auction in Stockport on 17 March.

Image copyright PA Image caption George Harrison bought the Porsche 928 in 1980 from a dealer in Henley-on-Thames

Mr Sedha was about to dismantle the car before his wife looked in the logbook to find it had been owned by Harrison.

He said: "Once I got it on the drive [in 2003], I began to figure which parts I wanted to take off.

"My partner ran out with the book and said, 'stop dismantling it, it belongs to George Harrison'. I said, 'who's George Harrison?'"

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Songwriter Harrison died of cancer in 2001

The car had sat in Mr Sedha's garage for eight years before he decided to restore and sell it.

Mr Sedha added: "We want it to go to someone who's going to appreciate it."

Omega Auctions' Paul Fairweather said: "For anybody that's into cars and The Beatles, this is a must-have."

Harrison, who died in 2001, owned the car for three years while he was living at Friar Park in Henley-on-Thames.

Harrison's Porsche was one of more than 100 sports cars the Beatle owned.

Image copyright Geograph Image caption Harrison owned more than 100 sports cars at his 62-acre estate, Friar Park, in Oxfordshire

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