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Head back in time with John Lennon's Rolls-Royce Phantom

You're never going to see another paint job like this again.

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John Lennon Rolls-Royce Phantom
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John Lennon's Phantom V is one of the most instantly recognizable Rolls-Royce cars on the planet.

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It arrived to Lennon in 1965 sporting a Valentine Black paint job.

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The interior was customized thoroughly, with a double bed replacing the rear seat.

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The interior also packed a refrigerator, a television and a record player hooked up to a custom sound system.

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It wasn't until the release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" that Lennon had this flower power paint job added on.

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The work was done at JP Fallon, a coachbuilder from Surrey.

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The car followed Lennon to the US in 1970.

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It was eventually put in storage, after being loaned out for use by other musical acts.

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It was donated to the Royal British Columbia Museum in 1977.

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And now, it'll be on display when Rolls-Royce brings out the eighth-generation Phantom.

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