One would think that Jon Lennon drove a Volkswagen Beetle but he chose something a little crazier, like him.
John Lennon’s first car the Ferrari 330GT Coupé will be offered at the Bonhams auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, UK, on Friday 12 July.
He was purchased this car in february 1965 when The Beatles recorded Ticket to Ride, a song that would become one of their biggest hits, topping both the UK and US singles charts. Dealerships jammed him with Maseratis, Aston Martins, and the Jaguar E-type, spotting an opportunity to secure a high-profile client, but he opted for Ferrari.
John lennon chose a right-hand drive 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Coupé finished in Azzuro blue paint, with a blue interior, priced at $9.950 (equivalent to just over $168.000 in today’s money).
Bonhams will offer the car with its original DUL 4C registration restored by the DVLA. This car is one of only 500 of its type built and is estimated to realise between £180,000 and £220,000 at the auction.
Among other cars on offer are the 1955 Maserati 300S Sports-Racing Spider that finished third in the 1955 Sebring 12-Hours (estimate £3.5 million – £4.5 million); a 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 ‘Le Mans’ Tourer (estimate £1.4 million – £1.8 million) and an example of the ultimate Ferrari from the 1960s – the 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast – that is one of only six right-hand drive models made (estimate £800,000 - £1 million).