John Lennon was 25 years old and already very famous when he first got his driver’s license. Upon passing his drivers test, he made a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT2+2 his first car. And on February 5th, at Bonham’s Paris sale of Motor Cars at the Grand Palais, the former Beatles’ legendary 1965 used Ferrari could be yours.
When Lennon got his driver’s license in 1965 it was such a massive news story that every high end automaker sent a representative to Lennon’s home to try to pedal their high-priced wares. Lennon perused this mass of exotics and eventually chose a French Racing Blue 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 priced roughly at $3,100. Two months later Lennon purchased a Rolls-Royce Phantom Limo and a Mini to complete his collection.
Lennon was quoted as saying that his Rolls Royce was for relaxing, the Mini for pottering about in, and the Ferrari was for zoom. Evidently, Lennon had enough zoom in his life as by November of 1965, Lennon’s opalescent silver blue Ferrari went up for sale with roughly 3,000 miles on the odometer. According to the appraisers at Bonham’s, this car has a present value of $155,000 – 220,000 so if you are the world’s biggest Beatles fan (or a Ferrari/exotic car collector) and you want to have a remarkable piece of automotive history, plan your trip to Bonham’s of Paris for February 5th.
And you should keep in mind that the present value of the car is only value and a guideline for the bidding. This legendary Ferrari could sell for well above its present value.