Fab four-wheels up for sale

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Ringo Starr's once-favourite sports car is to go under the hammer, it was announced yesterday.

The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL owned by the Beatles drummer when fans were singing the immortal line "baby you can drive my car", is expected to fetch up to pounds 30,000. Starr bought the 12-year-old car in 1972 from the original owner in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. His name appears in the log book, along with his signature. In 1987 he sold the two-seater roadster to Hans Duemke, an engineer who trained with Mercedes in Stuttgart. Mr Duemke, from Cobham, Surrey, is putting the car up for sale through Brooks Auctioneers at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex on 20 June, after gradually restoring it "as a labour of love".

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