John Lennon's psychedelic Rolls Royce on display at Royal BC Museum

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2016-02-25 11:11:37

John Lennon's one of a kind psychedelic Rolls Royce Phantom V is to be put back on display at the Royal BC Museum after spending years in storage.

Lennon bought the car in 1965 and had it upgraded to include a sound system, a portable fridge, a telephone and had the back seat converted into a double bed. In 1967 Lennon had the car painted by a group of Dutch gypsy artists known as 'The Fool' and the car became the Beatles preferred mode of transport between 1966 and 1969. The loud exterior of the newly painted Phantom V did not sit well with some-one elderly British lady allegedly attracted it with an umbrella exclaiming: "You swine, you swine! How dare you do this to a Rolls-Royce!"

The car sold at auction in 1985 for a massive $2.29 million and was owned by Ripley’s Believe It or Not before changing hands to the Royal BC Museum in 2011. Beatles fan's can view the car in the lobby of the Royal BC Museum free of charge. How much do you think it would be worth if it sold today?

 

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