Where is John Lennon's Mini?

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Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

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Are half a dozen different loonies all claiming to own that one aswell? :lol:
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Nah Pete, it's just another common or garden variety Ferrari :lol:

(It was up for grabs just a few years ago, I think C&SC mag did a piece on it at the time).
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Well this has just blown a couple of claims for Lennon’s car right into the weeds!

It was a hatchback!!

https://maximummini.blogspot.com/2021/0 ... KjMhWo&m=1
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Pete wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:31 pm Well this has just blown a couple of claims for Lennon’s car right into the weeds!

It was a hatchback!!

https://maximummini.blogspot.com/2021/0 ... KjMhWo&m=1
Well it was definitely all black in December '66 when an ITN news crew filmed him arriving at Abbey Road in it. I'm guessing at some point, most likely in '67 or early '68 he had it repainted. This is sort of backed up by Pete Shotton's account of driving it in his 1985 book 'In His Own Write', in which he describes driving John and Yoko around in it looking at houses for sale in the Summer of '68, I don't have the book to hand but he definitely says it was green at the time.
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It’s from the new Lennon / Yoko footage released last week.

https://youtu.be/8Z3Qu-ZZgPw
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Here’s the screen grab. Edit, can’t upload the pic.
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here to help...

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LGF 696D
✓ SORN
MOT No results returned
Vehicle Details
Vehicle make AUSTIN
Date of first registration February 1966
Year of manufacture 1966
Cylinder capacity 1275 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status SORN
Vehicle colour BLACK
Wheelplan 2 AXLE RIGID BODY
Date of last V5C (logbook) issued 18 August 2008

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John Lennon's Mini, a black 1965 Austin Cooper 'S' equipped with black bumpers, wheels and Shadowlite dark tinted windows.
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Pretty definitive I's say ;-)
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Those rear lights :( :cry: :( in german we have a word construct for such doings: "verschlimmbessern" - I reckon 'exacerbetter' does translate it pretty good.
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