Imagine Owning John Lennon's Austin Princess
Imagine owning a vehicle that belonged to John Lennon, or should I say imagine owning Emajin? Not only was this 1956 Austin Princess owned by Lennon, but it was purchased by him directly. The sale took place on August 26th, 1971, as noted on the original registration/title document that's included with the vehicle. The document is signed by Lennon too, so it's probably worth more than your daily driver. RELATED: See Photos of the 1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Convertible
Although Lennon and the rest of the Beatles were fond of the Austin Princess as a means of transportation, Lennon was the only band member to own one for personal use. He had airplane seats installed in the back—probably just because he could—in addition to them being comfortable. The Princess also got a starring role in Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1972 film Imagine.
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Apart from being a pop culture artifact, this Austin Princess is an interesting bespoke vehicle. If it hadn't been owned by John Lennon, would it still be desirable? Absolutely. It's a beautifully-designed British classic with Mulliner coachwork, not to mention the airplane seats.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go to UNICEF, one of Lennon's preferred charities, and proceeds will go to Make A Wish America and Dell Children’s Medical Center as well. With the sale benefitting great causes, and the owner having been who he was, expect to see an incredible amount forked over for this piece of pop culture history.
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