John Lennon’s final automobile was a primary.
By late 1978, the singer had settled into a comparatively low-profile, post-Beatlemania life along with his household in New York Metropolis and was driving round in a inexperienced 1972 Chrysler City and Nation station wagon that had seen higher days.
In keeping with the Historical past Channel’s “Misplaced and Discovered” present, Lennon’s chauffer urged that it was time to purchase a brand new automobile and Lennon and Yoko selected a diesel Mercedes-Benz 300 TD Wagon. The issue was that it hadn’t but been launched in the US.
That by no means stopped a rock star, in fact, even one spending plenty of time as a peace activist. So Lennon had his assistant ship Mercedes-Benz a test for $30,000, which is the equal of $90,000 as we speak, and the automaker fast-tracked one throughout the Atlantic for him.
Lennon’s can be the primary of the vehicles delivered, and the final he ever bought. It was reportedly parked within the storage of his residence constructing when he was shot by Mark David Chapman on December eight, 1980.
The automobile stayed within the household till it was bought in 1986 and has modified fingers a number of occasions since. It could quickly once more as it’s scheduled to cross the block on the Worldwide Auctioneers occasion in Auburn, Ind., on September 1, the place it’s being supplied with out reserve or a pre-sale estimate.
A standard 300 TD Wagon prefer it is perhaps price as a lot as $25,000, however with two claims to fame this one might be a double fantasy automobile for a Benz and Beatles fan.