This was John Lennon’s favorite car

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This was John Lennon's favorite car


October 9 is one of the days marked on the calendar of rock fans as it commemorates the birthday of John Lennon.


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The British musician will be remembered for being part of the group The Beatles and because he also tried to spread positive messages.

Lennon he had a special taste for certain types of cars, a taste he shared with the rest of his colleagues in the “Liverpool Quartet.”

Those close to the group say that both Lennon and the rest of the group preferred the limousines and cars of the English manufacturer Austin Princess.

The main reason has to do with the fact that its doors opened wide, something that was not very frequent.

This allowed them to flee relatively quickly from the fans who chased them during their presentations or outings.

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Although the Austin Princess made luxury cars, the John Lennon it was a 1956 model that the singer literally rescued from a warehouse.

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As expected for the members of the famous English group, they changed some details to make it look more original.

Upon entering the cabin you could see the airplane seats that Lennon placed. The ashtrays were still on the armrests.

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Austin Princess de John Lennon


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Austin Princess de John Lennon

It gave the vehicle a contrast, as its body retained the classic appearance that characterized the Austin Princess.

By 2016, the car of John Lennon It was auctioned by Sotheby’s, which was expected to fetch up to $ 250,000.

Later, it was auctioned again, this time by Barret-Jackson, and the sale was achieved for $ 159,500.

Lennon’s Austion Princess included a historic record of registration with his name engraved and signature highlighting the fact that the singer signed as “John Onno Lennon.”

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