A rare car once owned by The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is to go up for auction.

The Facel Vega tourer was bought by the Yellow Submarine vocalist at the Earls Court Motor Show for $8,355 (£5,570) in 1964 and he owned it for four years.

The car, one of only two made with a larger engine than the usual Facel model, is expected to sell for $525,000 (£350,000) when it is sold by London auction house Bonhams on 1 December (13).

Its current owner is French and has the vehicle insured for $750,000 (£500,000).