OUR FAVOURITE BEATLES-OWNED CLASSICS
It has to be John Lennon’s rather colourful take on the Rolls-Royce Phantom V back in 1965. Proof The Beatles were ahead on everything, including Pimp My Ride.
George Harrison bought a Ford Anglia in the early ’60s. Not only did he have great taste in motors, he was also the first Beatle to own a car.
The modified 1964 Austin Princess Hearse, GNH 240, owned by John Lennon that appeared in Help! in 1965 and Imagine in 1973. Allegedly.
I loved the Plaxton-bodied Bedford VAL ‘Chinese six’ coach in Magical
Mystery Tour. The Hard Rock Cafe purchased it in 1988.
Ringo Starr owned a 1964 Facel Vega II Coupé. If I had that sort of money in that era I’d have bought one too. It recently sold for £337,500.
Sir Paul McCartney’s magical Land Rover Series I. Apparently it was the inspiration behind the Wings song Helen Wheels.
‘I got no car and it’s breaking my heart. But I’ve found a driver and that’s a start. Baby, you can drive my car.’
EDITOR DAVID SIMISTER
ASSOCIATE EDITOR DAVID BROWN
PRODUCTION EDITOR GERVAIS SEYMOUR
CALUM BROWN WEB PRODUCER
MURRAY SCULLION NEWS EDITOR
NICK LARKIN EDITOR AT LARGE
MANAGING EDITOR JAMES SADLIER