The first car owned by John Lennon is being auctioned

The first car owned by John Lennon is being auctioned

The first car belonging to John Lennon will be auctioned. We are actually talking about a 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Coupe and it represents that latest important motor car to join the line-up for the Bonhams auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, UK. In 1965, February, the singer had passed his driving tests and within hours, the road outside the security gates of his house in Surrey, was jammed with Aston Martins, Maseratis and the Jaguar E-type. Dealerships have seen this s an opportunity and were ready to make some money. The singer took the time to inspect them and has decided to by a right-hand drive Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Coupe with Azzuro blue finish and a blue interior. Back then the model was sold with GBP6.500 which the equivalent to the money today would be GBP110.000. This was the beginning of the passion for motor cars for John Lennon and the car he bought then was used for 3 years covering more than 20.000 miles.



Close to the end of the 1980s, the model was with the well known Modena Ferrari dealership, from where it was acquired by its current owner. Painted red and separated from its number plate, it was then lovingly restored to its original specifications. The car is one of the only 500 of its type built and is estimated to realize between GBP180.000 and GBP220.000. The very special car is offered for sale together with an extensive history file documenting its provenance and restoration. To be more precise, this also includes correspondence with Lennon. The Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale is known for attracting the best prices for Ferraris, like a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder sold at GBP561.500 in 2012.