A 1965 Ferrari 330 GT owned by John Lennon sold for £360,000 in part of the highest grossing automobile auction in history.
This Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Coupe previously owned by John Lennon is one of only 500 built.
A Ferrari bought by John Lennon the month he passed his driving test sold at Goodwood Festival of Speedyesterday for £359,900.
The 1965 330GT 2+2 Coupe was the first car to be owned by the Beatle, and comfortably exceeded its estimated value of £180,000-£220,000.
The story goes that upon hearing Lennon had passed his driving test, luxury car dealers turned up at his house in a whole range of exotic automobiles, hoping that they could snare a superstar. Lennon chose the £6,500 Ferrari, finished in Azzuro blue and with a blue interior.
He went on to cover more than 20,000 miles in the car before selling it in 1967.
Its sale in the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on July 12 contributed to the highest grossing auction of motor cars in Europe, raising more than £36 million.
Other highlights included the Mercedes W196 race car, which at £19.6 million (including fees) is the most expensive car ever sold at auction, and a 1955 Maserati 300S Sports-Racing Spider, sold for £4,033,500.
There were more than 1,000 people watching the auction at Goodwood, as well as phone bidders from 32 countries.