Lennon's first car under hammer
Published 10/01/2011 | 11:42
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.