John Lennon's 1965 Ferrari headed to auction
When the world-renown Lennon got his driver’s license in 1965 it was such a massive news story that every high end automaker sent a representative to Lennon’s home to try to pedal their high-priced wares. Lennon perused this mass of exotics and eventually chose a French Racing Blue 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 for the price of roughly $3,100. Two months later Lennon purchased a Rolls-Royce Phantom Limo and a Mini to complete his collection.
In the book John Lennon Imagined: Cultural History of a Rock Star by Janne Mäkelä, Lennon was quoted as saying that his Rolls Royce was for relaxing, the Mini for pottering about in, and the Ferrari was for zoom. Evidently, Lennon had enough zoom in his life as by November of 1965, Lennon’s opalescent silver blue Ferrari went up for sale with roughly 3,000 miles on the odometer.
According to the appraisers at Bonham’s, this car has a present value of $155,000 – 220,000 so if you are the world’s biggest Beatles fan (or a Ferrari/exotic car collector) and you want to have a remarkable piece of automotive history, plan your trip to Bonham’s of Paris for February 5th. Keep in mind that the present value is only a guideline for the bidding and should a bidding war break out, this legendary Ferrari could venture well above that value.