Imagine no possessions, apart from Ferraris

He may have attracted automotive fame for his psychedelic Rolls Royce, but John Lennon's car buying habits were at times a little more conservative.

Not by much though, his first car was a Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, which he treated himself to once he passed his test in 1965. Now fans of the legendary Liverpudlian can own that early slice of Lennon motoring memorabilia.

It will take a little more than the £2,000 that the Beatle member paid for the car in the sixties though, with the official estimate being set at 120,000 to 170,000 Euros by auctioneers Bonhams.

Lennon only owned the car for a short time - it went up for sale in November of the same year with just 3,000 miles on the clock – as its purchase was promptly followed by the crazily painted Rolls Royce that most fans will be familiar with.

The car fell into a tired state of repair over the years, being repainted red and losing its original 'DUL 4C' number plate, until it was picked up by Modena Engineering in the late 1980s. The history of the car was researched in the mid 1990s and it was subsequently returned to its former glory.

It will head under the hammer on 5 February at the Grand Palais in Paris. Full details are available here.
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