The glorious British extravagance, Rolls-Royce, is going to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band by bringing the delightful Phantom V back home to London. The visit of this legendary car will be short, but it will surely give Britishers a great opportunity to enjoy.

John Winston Ono Lennon was an English singer-songwriter and activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful and musically influential band in the history of popular music.

The Royal British Columbia Museum in Canada is now the caretaker of this iconic car, originally owned by Lennon once. ‘The John Lennon Phantom V’ will come to the home from Canada to attend ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’.

‘The Great Eight Phantoms’, a Rolls-Royce Exhibition, will gather the greatest Phantoms from the last 92 years in Mayfair, London. The Exhibition will also welcome the next generation of this most celebrated luxury item, the new eighth generation Phantom. The auctioneer’s London home where the exhibition is being held is on New Bond Street, which is also an area that was regularly visited by Lennon in this car during the late 1960s.

Lennon got this Royal Phantom on June 3, 1965, and by then it was in its unique Valentine Black. He later revealed that he’d always wanted to be an erratic tycoon, and the Rolls-Royce would go ahead to end up noticeably a vital stride towards accomplishing his fantasy.

Lennon would not like to settle with a “standard” Rolls-Royce, so he’d customised it. The back seat was transformed into a double bed; a TV, phone and a refrigerator were fitted, and a “floating” phonograph with custom sound framework that includes an external noisy hailer.

However, the iconic car has been painted in the psychedelic livery. Lennon decided to have it done by Surrey coachbuilders, JP Fallon, which he asked for in April 1967 as the recording of the game-changing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album was concluding.

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