He bought it from a crackhead for $40.00 and there was a crack head in the back of it too lol.https://youtu.be/mp6tT9llVmI
That must have been wild. So many people that come from the wrong side of the tracks have amazing stories like that to tell.
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@TrueConfection I just cannot picture John Lennon driving that car. He seemed more like the Volkswagen beetle type. After all he was one.
@exitseven I had the same thought! GMTA
Yes, the ferrari is more a James Bond type car.
Nobody would ever confuse John Lennon with James Bond.
That's for sure.
He waited till he was 25 to buy it is what I read, apparently all the fancy car dealers came to his house trying to find him the right one, it was major news at the time. Lennon bought the car in February 1965 amid much fanfare, according to Bonhams. The Beatles had just recorded “Ticket to Ride” and the singer attracted national attention by getting his driver’s license for the first time.Seeking to win the most coveted sale in the country, numerous car dealerships quickly flooded Lennon’s street with Maseratis, Aston Martins, and the Jaguar E-Type. As Bonhams tells it, Lennon came out to inspect the cars, and settled on this Ferrari.“It is a wonderful commentary on the early excitement generated by ‘Beatlemania’ that John Lennon didn’t even have to leave his house to buy his first car,” said Sholto Gilbertson, a senior specialist in Bonham’s automobile department.Lennon paid about $10,000 for the right-hand-drive car, which is equivalent to about $169,000 today. He is said to have loved the Ferrari, racking up more than 20,000 miles on it in the three years he owned it.
25? Wow, that seems like a long time to wait. I imagine he had chauffeurs anyway.
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What do you mean?
I mean they're shit cars. I know, I used to own one.
He talks about how he got it in this videoyoutu. be/mp6tT9llVmI