1956 AUSTIN PRINCESS 'JOHN LENNON'S' - 202282 Sold* at Scottsdale 2017 - Lot #1380 1956 AUSTIN PRINCESS 'JOHN LENNON'S' https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/202282/202282_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1380   1956 AUSTIN PRINCESS "JOHN LENNON'S"
Auction Scottsdale 2017
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1380
Year 1956
Make AUSTIN
Model PRINCESS
Style "JOHN LENNONS"
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN DH2-12785
Exterior Color BLACK
Interior Color
Cylinders 6
Engine Size 3,995CC
Transmission 6-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #1380 - Formerly owned by rock 'n' roll legend John Lennon and featured in the 1972 documentary film "Imagine," this car is documented with an original and signed registration. This Type A135 is powered by a 3,995cc overhead-valve Inline 6-cylinder engine with 125hp and 4-speed manual transmission. It features independent front suspension with coil springs, a solid rear beam axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and 4-wheel drum brakes. With a 3,353mm wheelbase, chassis #DH2-12785 was completed with hearse coachwork by Arthur Mulliner Ltd. of North Hampton. Initially acquired by a generations-old mortuary, Ann Bonham & Son, the Austin hearse was purchased in August 1971 by John Lennon, as reflected by an original registration document that features the legendary musician's printed name and his signature. After extensive use in the filming of "Imagine," Lennon unusually customized the Princess with two rows of airline seats (complete with ashtray arms), the perfect modification for a rock star and his family. In 2008, the car was donated to the Austin Rock & Roll Car Museum. Exhibited ever since on the museum's gallery floors, this unique celebrity-owned car has been consistently tended and serviced as needed. **SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY**
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