John Lennon’s Austin Princess To Be Auctioned For £250,000

Would you like to drive around in a personal limousine that was once owned by a member of The Beatles? The Austin Princess hearse owned by the late John Lennon is going to be auctioned off later in the year and it is expected that the iconic car will fetch £250,000. According to records, the car is actually registered under John Lennon’s name with the address at 3 Saville Row. Fans of the famous group will remember that this was the Mayfair base of the Beatles.

Aside from the fact that the limousine used to be a personal car of John Lennon, its interior is fitted with aircraft seats. The large rear door aperture allows for quick access whenever the fans mobbed their favorite idols. The 1956 hearse was bought secondhand by John Lennon in August 1971. This was the time when he was writing and recording the world hit “Imagine”. The car appeared prominently in the feature film that was released the following year.

The Beatles regularly used the Austin Princess but other celebrities did as well considering that the car was really popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The present owner of the Austin Princess is Milton Verret, a businessman and entrepreneur from Texas who bought the car in 2005. He donated the Austin Princess to Austin Rock and Roll Museum so that it can be enjoyed by people particularly the fans of the Beatles.

The Austin Princess is being auctioned because the Austin Rock and Roll Museum wants to raise funds for deserving charities. The museum hopes to donate a portion of the proceeds to UNICEF, a favorite charity of John Lennon. Make a Wish America and Dell Children’s Medical Center will also be among the beneficiaries of the auction that will be held on September 7 this year.

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