John Lennon’s 1965 Ferrari 330 GT Coupe to be auctioned on February 5

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 14, 2011

On February 5, Bonhams auction in Grand Palais, Paris, will attempt to sell off John Lennon’s 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe. The auction house estimates that it can fetch anywhere from EUR120,000 to EUR170,000 ($155,000 – $220,000).

It even seems likely that it will be sold for higher than this range. It is believed that this is Lennon’s first ever vehicle, which he bought after passing his driving test in 1965. However, there may some issues with the facts if you’re looking for a pure collectible.

Bonhams claims that after buying the car in 1965, Lennon had gotten bored and in November of that year, an ad came out in the Autocar Magazine. It listed a “Ferrari 330 GT fixed head coupe. 2+2 opalescent silver blue, electric windows, 3,000 miles. Ex-property of John Lennon MBE” as for sale.

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.'

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