June 29, 2005

Today in Automotive History

1985 Psychedelic Limo

Jim Pattison purchased a custom-painted Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine that had belonged to John Lennon for $2,229,000. Lennon had purchased the car in 1966 and asked a friend to paint the car with a period-typical psychedelic design pattern. The auction sale price was 10 times Sotheby's initial estimate.

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 29, 2005 08:15 AM

A Hippie Rolls Royce. Oh, the irony. And a tad stupid, really. My Dad remembers seeing it around and about town in the Sixties. It was hardly low-key. It's that sort of reckless behaviour that will get you kidnapped, or even killed. Oh wait...


(Did you deliberately post about a multicolored car, Machelle? *GRIN* I very nearly had nothing to say)

Posted by: Sally at June 29, 2005 03:17 PM

I am trying to post about car stuff that everyone can contribute to.

Posted by: Machelle at June 29, 2005 04:11 PM

You always do, Machelle! I was just taking the piss out of myself for only knowing about car colors. And this one was a blinder! Even I know a Roller is not a car that the great unwashed masses can afford.

Posted by: Sally at June 29, 2005 05:48 PM



Posted by: Harvey at June 30, 2005 02:19 PM