Aston Martin Restores Paul McCartney’s ‘Hey Jude’ DB6

  To those of us of a certain age, there is no better song than “Hey Jude.” The fact that Paul McCartney of The Beatles (and Kanye West collaborator to you young’uns) wrote it in an Aston Martin makes it that much cooler. McCartney, being the great musical genius that he is, had a tape recorder installed in his Aston Martin DB6. When inspiration strikes, and you’re Paul freaking McCartney, you have to get it down right away. RELATED: See More Photos of a 1968 Aston Martin DB6 As CNN reports, "One day in 1968, Paul McCartney was driving his Aston Martin DB6 to visit John Lennon's son, Julian, when a song came into his head. There was a reel-to-reel tape recorder installed in the car's dashboard for moments just like this, so he turned it on and started recording." This would be the first recording of the song that became "Hey, Jude." By now you probably know all the details, it was the longest Beatles single at more than 7 minutes when it was released in 1968. It was originally intended to be “Hey Jules” to help the young man with the divorce of his parents. But did you know how cool the car was the song was composed in? RELATED: Did Kanye Have a Recorder in His Lamborghini Aventador? The car had a 282 horsepower 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission. According to CNN, Aston Martin Works, the automaker's restoration shop, modified the engine so that it's now 4.2-liters and runs on unleaded fuel. The one thing it no longer has is the historical reel-to-reel tape recorder. Aston removed it and stored it away for “its own protection.” Wouldn’t you love to hear the outtakes from that tape recorder? Surely there’s a song or two in there about Yoko. (If you’re under 30, look her up online. She destroyed The Beatles and fans are still bitter more than 40 years later.) Photos: Circuit2Circuit via YouTube ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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