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Sunday, March 15, 2009

John Lennon's Phantom V

John Lennon's 1965 Rolls Royce Phantom V is a bit of a famous car. Yellow submarine alright!

It does the museum circuit in North America and held the title as the most expensive car in history for quite a long time after it was sold at auction in 1985 for US$2,299,000. Here is a video.

The detailing on the roof is not often shown.

And the interior with the then owner. The rear seats fold into a bed, mostly likely made by Harold Radford.

What is a bit less well known is that John Lennon also owned a 1958 Bentley S1 is just as exciting colour scheme.

The Bentley S1 was auctioned in 2000, and now also resides in a museum in North America.

Thanks to Mikael for the tip.

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At 4:48 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My girlfriend and I rode in the car to a concert in Seattle back in High School. I still have the pictures. The band was a cover band and was called "Rain, A tribute to the Beatles". What a beautiful car.

At 12:54 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember the day my Grandfather purchased this Bentley back in 1981


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