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#460293 - 10th Jan 2011 6:40pm John Lennon's first car to be sold (1965 Ferrari
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Beatle John Lennon's first car - a 1965 Ferrari - to be sold in Paris






JOHN Lennon's first car bought after passing his driving test in 1965 is expected to sell for between €120,000 and 170,000.

The blue 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe is to be sold in at the Grand Palais in Paris on February 5.

Philip Norman recounts in his biography John Lennon – A Life: '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 light blue Ferrari.'



(Pic: The Beatles by John Lennon's car after he passed his L-test 15th February 1965)

Better known is Lennon’s 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 Mäkelä records that Lennon’s stable consisted of a Mini ‘for pottering about in’, a Rolls-Royce 'for relaxing' and a Ferrari 'for zoom'.

However this ‘stable’ was soon to change. On November 12 of the same year, The Autocar Magazine recorded Brydon Cars as offering for Sale a 'Ferrari 330 GT fixed head coupe. 2+2 opalescent silver blue, electric windows, 3,000 miles. Ex-property of John Lennon MBE.’

The Ferrari’s provenance after this is unclear, but by the late 1980s it was with Modena Engineering, from whom the current vendor bought the car. In the mid 1990s, it underwent a comprehensive restoration to original specification

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#460333 - 10th Jan 2011 9:33pm Re: John Lennon's first car to be sold (1965 Ferrari [Re: ]
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#460335 - 10th Jan 2011 9:40pm Re: John Lennon's first car to be sold (1965 Ferrari [Re: ]
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not worth buying once john lennon's name has left the log book as they de-value straight away and can they prove that he owned it as he ain't here to confirm it and someone who wrote a book and been restored but how well?
You can keep it only ferrari i would own is a 250 gto for the noise alone

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