Where is John Lennon's Mini?

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John Lennon’s 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL up for auction
Worldwide Auctioneers confirmed that Beatle John Lennon’s personal 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL will go under the hammer at its Scottsdale sale on Wednesday, January 18th 2017. “We are thrilled to announce the addition of this historic motorcar to our Scottsdale lineup, once the personal property of one of the most influential and celebrated music icons on the planet,” said John Kruse, Principal at Worldwide. “The car was delivered new to John Lennon in London in 1965, as attested by the accompanying original title documentation, when The Beatles were riding the crest of a wave. This is a rare chance for a collector to make a once in a lifetime acquisition.” The car is presented for sale in excellent condition, finished in blue with right hand drive and with optional automatic transmission, as requested by Lennon himself.
http://www.worldwide-auctioneers.com/au ... D=61&id=57
http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/news/john- ... scottsdale

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Swinging Sixties fashion sweeps the Revival as Beatlemania hits Goodwood!
"Beatlemania is going to hit Goodwood this September in a big way, as the Revival brings Swinging Sixties London to life in its inimitable style (September 13-15).
Rarely seen coachbuilt Mini Coopers once owned by Beatles Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr will be on display at the event, as part of a celebration of 60 years of the Mini. The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, bought each of the Fab Four a Mini at the height of their fame in 1966, and had them customised by coachbuilders Radford and Hooper to suit their individual requirements. For example, Ringo’s was a hatchback to accommodate his drum kit, while George’s was given a ‘Tantric’ colour scheme.
Unfortunately, the fourth car in the set – the Mini belonging to John Lennon – won’t be on show, because its whereabouts are unknown. Goodwood invites anyone who knows where it might be to come forward!
On display alongside the three Beatles’ cars will be Cilla Black’s Mini. Before she became the doyenne of Saturday night television, fellow Liverpudlian Cilla was good friends with the Fab Four, shared their manager, Brian Epstein, and was signed to the same record label, Parlophone. She also recorded her early records at Abbey Road Studios with producer George Martin, just like the Beatles, so it is entirely appropriate that her Mini should take the place of John’s missing car."
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Posted elsewhere I know...
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Meanwhile,

Interesting shot of the interior of George Harrison's Mini in the Radford workshop - it is now fitted with a late Moto-Lita steering wheel.
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And a couple more of it - intersetingly it had Hills numberplates like Ringos and John's (but not Paul's which had ACE). Also corner bars beneath the bumper like John's...
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And the outside at Radfords
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Paul's
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66Traveller wrote:Meanwhile,

Interesting shot of the interior of George Harrison's Mini in the Radford workshop - it is now fitted with a late Moto-Lita steering wheel.
Sorry to say but it's a Formula Speedwell steering wheel.
Or maybe you do mean it is at the present moment flitted
with a Moto Lita steering wheel.

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Mini 1000 Super de Luxe Mk3 1974 for Downtoning it.
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That is exactly what I mean - it has the wrong steering wheel fitted now!

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It must be to difficult to change that?
This is the one in my collection, nos :P

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Mini 1000 Super de Luxe Mk3 1974 for Downtoning it.
Collecting 60th wooden steeringwheels.

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