John Lennon's First Car, a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT Up for Auction at Bonhams

John Lennon’s first car was a 1965 Ferrari 300 GT 2+2 Coupe, that will be sold at Bonhams’ Paris sale of Motor Cars at the Grand Palais on 5 February 2011. The car has already attracted a pre-sale estimate of €120,000 – 170,000.

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.’

The car was sold to a new owner the same year with 3,000 mile on it and by the late 1980s it was already 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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