A Phantom from a Beatles legend's past spotted in London

Pauline Gross
July 17, 2017

To mark the 50 anniversary of The Beatles' iconic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, John Lennon's "Summer of Love" Rolls-Royce Phantom V is returning to the shores of Britain.

Now it's heading for the "Great Eight Phantoms" exhibit at Bonhams in Mayfair, where it will sit alongside seven other great Phantoms - including the new Phantom VIII - on 29 July.

Now owned by the Royal British Columbia Museum in Canada, "The John Lennon Phantom V" will travel from Canada to London to join "The Great Eight Phantoms" - A Rolls-Royce Exhibition, at Bonhams on New Bond Street, an area visited regularly by Lennon in the late 1960s in this very auto.

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In the true rock-star way of things, Lennon didn't want to settle for an "ordinary" Rolls-Royce, so he went about having it customised.

Lennon took delivery of the huge auto on June 3, 1965, originally in Valentine Black.

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However, the finishing touch was the psychedelic paint job Lennon chose to have done by Surrey coachbuilders, JP Fallon, which he asked for in April 1967 as the recording of the game-changing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album was concluding.

In addition to the psych-y paint job, the rear seats were swapped out for a bed and also featured a fridge, a TV, a phone and a sound system.

In fact, Lennon's Phantom was painted bright yellow and the 'psychedelic. paint job on top was actually Romany artwork, just like you'd find on a Gypsy caravan.

"The Great Eight Phantoms" - a Rolls-Royce Exhibition, will take place at Bonhams global flagship saleroom and galleries in New Bond Street, London, from 29 July to the 2 August. Other rock stars-including the Stones and Dylan-were given rides before the vehicle was decommissioned and donated to the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC.

For the first time since 1970, the John Lennon Phantom V will travel back to the United Kingdom for public exhibition, as it leaves its current home at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Canada.

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