John Lennon's Ferrari 330GT Set for Bonhams Auction

When it comes to classic car auctions, there is a large spectrum. On the one hand, you have the American muscle car auctions (which will go unnamed, you know who they are) where balding, overweight gentlemen in flamed-adorned bowling shirts are bidding on Chevelle 454 SS clones. On the other end, you have the rarified air that we call Bonhams. Several years back, they auctioned off the original Great Gatsby car, and are generally known as the place to go for the best and rarest cars to ever be sold at auction. Want proof? How about this Ferrari once owned by John Lennon, going on the auction block at Goodwood, July 12. The car in question is specifically a 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Coupe. 1965 was the year that the Beatles recorded "Ticket to Ride," and in February of that year, Lennon had just earned is driver's license. Supercar dealers such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Maserati sped towards his residence, hoping to land the rocker as a client, but it was the stunning lines of the Ferrari that won him over. It was £6,500 ($9,996) at the time– £110,000 ($169,171) in current currency. Bonhams estimates that the car will go for between £180,000 and £220,000 ($276,800-$338,300). We will know for sure when the car is finally auctioned off on July 12! Source: Bonhams