Ferrari owned briefly by John Lennon set for Paris auction

James Raia

A restored 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, one of the least desirable models of famed Italian sports car but one briefly owned by former Beatle John Lennon, will be auctioned in February.

The light-blue Ferrari is expected to attract a final bid of more than $200,000 in the Feb. 5 auction, according to Bonhams’ auction officials.

The Ferrari 330, sometimes called the four-eye model, is not often considered a coveted model by collectors. The car was said to be Lennon’s first vehicle purchased after he passed his driving test in Britain. He purchased it at age 24 for 2000 pounds. Lennon was murdered in 1980.Ferrari owned briefly by John Lennon set for Paris auction 1

Restored closely to original specification, Bonhams said the exterior paint is a deeper hue of blue than the original color. The car was repainted red at one time by an unnamed owner, according to a report on Reuters.com.

Article Last Updated: January 14, 2011.

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