Sir Paul McCartney\u2019s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is the steed a today\u2019s knight in shining armor would be riding. This Aston Martin was originally owned by Beetles member Paul McCartney, who was knighted in 2004. The car was also owned by Chris Evans\u2014no, not Captain America, but the Chris Evans of radio and television fame, including a stint on Top Gear.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Aston Martin is on auction at Bonhams. With matching numbers and a celebrity past, and is listed at $1.7 to 2 million. The car has been restored and was sent to Kent Auto Developments. Kent stripped it down and re-assembled the car with new pistons, liners, reground crankshaft, and new bearings. The engine\u2019s capacity was enlarged from 3,995 to 4,200cc. The rebuild increased power and torque from 282bhp to 315bhp and 280 lbs\/ft to 305 lbs\/ft. BPA Engineering overhauled the gearbox and the rear axle. The exterior and interior of the Aston Martin were also restored, bringing it back to its original glory. Topping it off, the car comes with a full-color, 141-page book that chronicles its history and restoration. One story from the Aston Martin\u2019s history involves The Byrds\u2019 guitarist Roger McGuinn going for a ride with Sir McCartney after a concert during the Californian band\u2019s 1965 UK tour.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019ve got the money to spare, you could pick up this impressive collector\u2019s item. The knighting\u2014well, you\u2019ll have to get that some other way.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.