Lennon's first car for sale

In his biography "John Lennon - A Life", Philip Norman recounts, "In February 1965, John passed his driving test, an event that made headline news across the nation. Within hours, every luxury car dealership in the Weybridge area, hoping for business, jammed the road outside Kenwood's security gates with Maseratis, Aston Martins, and Jaguar XK-E.
"John strolled out to inspect this gleaming smorgasbord, eventually selecting a 2,000 pounds light blue Ferrari."

Bonhams' Paris sale of Motor Cars will be held at the Grand Palais here on February 5.
The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe has a lower pre-sale estimate of 120,000 euros.

Lennon's best known car is the Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine, which he had delivered two months later and, subsequently, had painted in psychedelic colours.

In the same garage, he also kept a Mini.In his book, "John Lennon Imagined: Cultural History of a Rock Star", Janne Makela records that the singer's stable consisted of a Mini 'for pottering about in', a Rolls-Royce 'for relaxing' and a Ferrari 'for zoom'.

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