ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com November 22, 2017


John Lennon's Rolls-Royce Goes on Tour

15 July 2017, 10:50 | Jodi Jackson

Lennon had the car customized with a little help from his friends

Lennon had the car customized with a little help from his friends

Rolls-Royce has announced the fourth Great Phantom to make an appearance at the upcoming Great Eight Phantoms exhibition - Rolls-Royce Phantom V saloon.

The Rolls Royce Phantom V owned by John Lennon is the latest of "The Great Eight Phantoms" to be revealed as part of the debut of the new Phantom VIII. And thanks to auctioneers Bonhams, fans of the former Beatle and any other members of the public in the United Kingdom will be able to go and see the "John Lennon Phantom V" between July 29 and August 2 at Bonhams on New Bond Street in London.

The luxury auto brand has brought the late icon's custom vehicle to London to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of the band's famous Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Lennon took delivery of this Phantom - then painted in Valentine Black - on June 3, 1965. The rear seat was turned into a double bed; a television, telephone and a refrigerator were fitted, and a "floating" record player and custom sound system that included an external loud hailer were also added.


As the band was wrapping up the Sgt Pepper's album in April 1967, Lennon asked Surrey coach builders JP Fallon refresh the Phantom's paint job.

The freshly-painted, psychedelic-looking Phantom was now yellow with Romany scroll designs, and the vehicle was unveiled days before the worldwide release of Sgt. Pepper's on 1 June 1967. Having used it, pre-paint change, to collect his MBE with his band mates in 1965, he then used it again in 1969 to return his MBE to the Palace, in protest against, among other things, the Vietnam War.

Lennon took the vehicle to the United States of America in 1970, and it's said it ended up belonging to the U.S. government in lieu of taxes, and it eventually found its way to the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada after being donated by its then owner, Jim Pattison.

Although originally owned by Lennon, the iconic auto is now owned by the Royal British Columbia Museum in Canada.



Other News

Trending Now

France urges Qatar's neighbors to ease blockade
He described a recent Qatari deal with the U.S. as "prudent" and said: "It shows that they are open to dialogue". Le Drian spoke alongside his counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani in Doha today.

Raymond James Financial, Inc. Downgrades Cenovus Energy Inc (CVE) to Underperform
Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cenovus Energy from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, May 1st. Wells Fargo & Company MN's holdings in Cenovus Energy were worth $921,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Turkey Marks 1st Coup Anniversary as More Civil Servants Dismissed
The country imposed a state of emergency following the coup, allowing the government to rule by decrees. Yildirim thanked the thousands who heeded a call by Erdogan to flood the streets to resist the coup.

Sneijder released from Galatasaray contract
The Dutchman won two Turkish Super Lig titles, three Turkish Cups and three Turkish Super Cups while he was a Galatasaray player. Galatasaray also said they will be owed €20 million if Sneijder decides to join a different Turkish club in the next three years.

U.S. friendship with France 'unbreakable', Trump says on Paris visit
The meeting will give an opportunity for Trump and Macron to show political importance with little chance of controversy. He then turned to the French President and repeated his comment, adding: "You're in such good physical shape".

Sabrett hot dogs recalled due to bone fragments
The Bronx, N.Y. establishment produced the hot dog products and sausage items between March 17, 2017 and July 4, 2017. People with questions about the recall can call Sabrett at 1-800-722-7388 on weekdays, the company said.

Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ:CLVS) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.06
Ghost Tree Capital Llc increased Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) stake by 35,000 shares to 110,000 valued at $12.73 million in 2016Q4. With 39,300 avg volume, 29 days are for HANGER INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:HNGR)'s short sellers to cover HNGR's short positions.