According to his first official biography, John Lennon, a child of working-class Liverpool, claimed he “always wanted to be an eccentric millionaire.” It took him 27 years to fully realize that vision, and this car, a customized 1964 Rolls-Royce Phantom V — the flagship vehicle from the world’s flagship automaker — was the evidence.

Lennon was already a global superstar in December 1964 when he ordered the 6,600-pound ultra-luxury car. But he did not yet have a driver’s license. This wasn’t an issue, because the Phantom, with its enormous rear passenger cabin, was built to be chauffeured. Lennon furthered this mission by installing a record player, an eight-track tape player, a radio phone and a fridge in the back. Painted an elegant and rich Valentine Black, like a traditional limousine, it was in this car that The Beatles visited Buckingham Palace in 1965 to receive their Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) medals from Queen Elizabeth II.

Source : Billboard