John Lennon may have had eccentric taste in music but his cars were also of iconic value, with his Rolls-Royce Phantom heading to the Great Eight Phantoms new exhibit in Mayfair late July, early August.
1965 saw the Beatles legend order one of most expensive cars around, namely the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Not the most innovative purchase given his financial footing, but changing the ‘Valentine Black’ of his Phantom to a psychedelic covering of bizarre spaced out images was slightly more interesting.
The back seat was also given the full works as it was changed into a double bed.
Interior comforts included refrigerator, television and the obligatory floating record player we all have nowadays!
Lennon apparently then requested Surrey coach builders JP Fallon to give the Phantom a face lift – one to match the newly-recorded seminal album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
The Phantom was unveiled days before the worldwide release of Sgt Pepper’s on June 1st, giving the illusion the car was part of the albums delivery.
Lennon’s amazing classic car will now take part in a Rolls-Royce exhibition known as ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’, which takes place at Bonhams international flagship saleroom and galleries in New Bond Street, London from 29 July to 2 August.