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Thursday 28 May 2015

Lennon's first car under hammer

John Lennon's first car is up for sale
John Lennon's first car is up for sale

The first car bought by John Lennon after he passed his driving test is being offered for sale at auction next month.

The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe was bought by the Beatle in 1965 and is expected to sell for between 120,000 euros (£99,987) and 170,000 euros (£141,000).

Lennon's biographer, Philip Norman, described how car dealers descended on the singer's home when the news emerged that he had passed his test and offered him a "gleaming smorgasbord" of luxury cars.

But it was the Ferrari that caught his eye, with Lennon paying £2,000 for the car, It was soon joined by his trademark Rolls-Royce, complete with psychedelic paintwork, and a Mini.

The car will be sold by auction house Bonhams at a sale in Paris on February 5.

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