John Lennon’s Rolls-Royce on Display

Photo by Royal BC Museum

Photo by Royal BC Museum

We are happy to report that the Royal BC Museum will be displaying John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls Royce Phantom V Touring Limousine.

The museum says: “in 1967, Lennon sent the Rolls to artist Steve Weaver, who designed custom paintwork in a Romany Gypsy style, with elements of the psychedelic era.

The car was delivered to Lennon just before the Lonely Hearts Club Band album was released. Mr. Weaver used ordinary but very vulnerable house (latex) paint. The Royal BC Museum monitors the paint condition closely and has done conservation work on the paint over the years.

Jim Pattison donated the vehicle to the Royal BC Museum in 1987 after its display at Expo 86 in Vancouver.

The car will be on display following a new bid process to maintain the car on behalf of the museum. Jim Walters of Bristol Motors has long time taken on this role.

If you would like to see the psychedelic Rolls in person it will be on public display until April 28, 2016.

Photos by Royal BC Museum.

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