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Author:  mab01uk [ Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:12 am ]
Post subject:  Where is John Lennon's Mini?

"The DVLA database says that LGF 696D is still on the road. Now who ever said something about Lennon's death and conspiracy theories..?"
More here:
http://maximummini.blogspot.co.uk/2013/ ... -mini.html

DVLA Vehicle enquiry
The enquiry is complete.The vehicle details for LGF 696D are:
Date of Liability 01 10 2013
Date of First Registration 08 02 1966
Year of Manufacture 1966
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1275cc
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type PETROL
Export Marker N
Vehicle Status SORN Not Due
Vehicle Colour BLACK
Vehicle Type Approval Not Available

Author:  nick rogers [ Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

Unlike the other 3 whose locations are well known, I understand that ownership of John's car is disputed.

Author:  pad4 [ Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

part of the shell one of the other 3 is cut up in my mates workshop - he cut it up years ago and the one you see now is a fakey !!!

but im not going any further on this

would be great to see all the beetles minis together tho

fab

Author:  JC T ONE [ Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

This topic has been discussed before.

Here is a link (not that it clearyfies anything) = http://www.minispace.co.uk/beatles/john/index.htm

Author:  JC T ONE [ Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

I posted a few questions on fb regarding the Beatle Mins.

Apparently the Lennon Min have been spotted in the Dublin area.

Same poster say the Nesmith (Monkees) Min still lives in UK.



Jens Christian

Author:  Cables [ Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

Lennon's mini as i recall is in Japan, it went there after my friends parents sold it. When they bought it they were unaware it was his, they just wanted a tidy cooper s as a runaround, and when they got the logbook it had the record label's name on the logbook.

Author:  foxy52 [ Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

JC T ONE wrote:
I posted a few questions on fb regarding the Beatle Mins.

Apparently the Lennon Min have been spotted in the Dublin area.

Same poster say the Nesmith (Monkees) Min still lives in UK.



Jens Christian

...I would take that with a pinch of salt Jens !!!!....3 copies of Mike Nesmiths.s mini will probably pop up withing the next 10 years !!!....i would think that one would still be in the U S A..having been exported in 67... or "popped down to Rio"...as per the song eh ?!....rgds foxy52

Author:  Pete [ Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

JC T ONE wrote:
Same poster say the Nesmith (Monkees) Min still lives in UK.


What does he mean STILL lives in the UK ? It was exported to the US when Nesmith took it home.

Author:  Pete [ Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

pad4 wrote:
he cut it up years ago and the one you see now is a fakey !!!


It's not the only one !

Author:  JC T ONE [ Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

Well all I know is what was posted on FB, so yes it is probably a fake then :roll:

Lets hope some pictures surface ??

My Coachbuilt friend Richard, have tried to write to Nesmith regarding the car, but didnt get any reply.

Its a shame some people in UK let greed & money decide, when it comes to rare & desireble cars.
This is not just Mins, a friend of mine would never buy a restored Porsche 356 from anyone in UK.

So time for another qustion, are ANY of these cars the original ones ?

I guess the only way to determine this, is if a Heritage certificat is matched to the cars body number, but this is not 100% either,
as most of the cars we discuss here, have the early type, where its stamped into a thick plate = VERY easy to fake/copy :roll:

Speaking off, has the later thin type (same look as the FE) with he reverse stamping been copied yet ??

The old article in Practical Classics, had photos from when the Ringo Min was restored, but non taken before it was carried out.
After wards it appears on varius car shows, with the wrong no plate ??? Hmmm


Jens Christian

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