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JOHN LENNON'S FERRARI TO BE AUCTIONED

Greg Emmerson
May 9, 2013

While the rest of us struggle to keep an old beater on the road when we first start driving, John Lennon's first car was a 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Coupé.

Shortly after passing his driving test, the road outside Lennon's home was jammed with Maseratis, Aston Martins and the Jaguars, as dealers vied for the high-profile client.

The Beatle, who was then a father to 22 month-old Julian by his first wife Cynthia, chose the Ferrari finished in Azzuro blue with a matching interior. It was priced at about $10,000, which is roughly equivalent to $170,000 in today's money.

Lennon would use the car for the best part of three years, until October 1967, covering more than 20,000 miles in the process.

By the late 1980s, the car was acquired by its current owner. It was painted red but has since been lovingly restored to its original specification.

It will be offered for auction by Bonhams in Goodwood, England with its original DUL 4C license plate. The matching-numbers car is one of only 500 of its type and is estimated to sell for around $300,000.

By Greg Emmerson
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