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Lennon's car to go under the hammer

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Car buyers can bid for the first car John Lennon bought after passing his driving test when it goes under the hammer in February.

The owner of such a prized possession would no doubt be looking to protect it with the best car insurance available.

The Beatles singer bought the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe upon passing his driving test in 1965.

Philip Norman, author of the singer's biography - John Lennon: The Life - said as soon as the became public knowledge, the singer was bombarded with a "gleaming smorgasbord" of luxury cars.

But Lennon chose the £2,000 Ferrari. It was soon joined by his trademark and psychedelically painted Rolls-Royce, and a Mini.

The Ferrari will be sold by auction house Bonhams at a sale in Paris on February 5. It is expected to sell for for between 120,000 Euros (£99,987) and 170,000 Euros (£141,000).

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