John Lennon's custom Austin Princess hearse going up for auction
Have you ever imagined owning one of John Lennon’s cars? It’s easy, if you can…afford it.
A 1956 Austin Princess once owned by the musician is being auctioned by RM Sotheby’s this fall.
The converted hearse was featured in the TV film “Imagine,” and features airplane passenger seats that Lennon had added in the rear compartment. The car was donated to the Austin Rock and Roll Car Museum in Texas in 2008 by its last owner, famed automobile collector and philanthropist Milton Verret. Its current value is estimated to be between $250,000 and $325,000.
A portion of the proceeds from the auction, which includes a registration form for the car signed by Lennon in 1971, will benefit several charities, including Unicef, the Make-A-Wish foundation and Dell Children’s Medical Center.
The fully operational classic has California tags that read "EMAJIN" and is scheduled to cross the block at RM Sotheby’s London event on September 7th.