The singer-songwriter was 25 when he passed his driving test. With the country gripped by “Beatlemania” this news instantly made headlines and within hours luxury car dealerships had descended upon his home in Weybridge, Surrey. Maseratis, Aston Martins, and a Jaguar E-Type lined up outside his secured gates. But after inspecting the cars on show, he opted for the Azzuro blue Ferrari with a blue interior, paying £6,500 (equivalent to about $170,000 today). That same month, in February 1965, The Beatles recorded “Ticket to Ride,” inspired perhaps by the anticipation of getting behind the wheel for the first time.