NME Festival blog: Here’s your chance to buy John Lennon’s old motorbike
The late Beatle used the ‘monkey bike’ to get around his Tittenhurst Park estate in Surrey from 1969 to 1971
John Lennon‘s old motorbike is to be put up for sale in the spring.
The late Beatle‘s bike – a Honda Monkey-Trail Bike XUC 91H – was used by Lennon between 1969 to 1971 to get around his Tittenhurst Park estate in the Surrey countryside.
Henry Graham acquired the bike from Lennon in 1971, before selling it on to its current vendor, John Harington, in the same year. Harington has kept the bike ever since, and has displayed it at various events and shows throughout the past 47 years.
The bike has now been obtained by H&H Classics, with their experts estimating that the bike will sell for at least £30,000 when it is made available for sale on March 4 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.
Speaking about the outstanding item, Mark Bryan, Head of Sales for H&H Classics Motorcycle Department, said: “Naturally we are thrilled to be entrusted with the marketing and sale of this bike, given its extraordinary provenance.”
You can find more details about the bike and the impending sale here.
Back in November, Lennon’s old diaries were found by police in Berlin – with the books among over a hundred stolen items of Lennon’s that have been recovered by police in Germany.
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