John Lennon’s iconic 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Touring Limousine (RBCM 992.66.2) is on display in the Royal BC Museum’s glass lobby now until April 30, 2020.
Lennon purchased the car in December, 1964; it was delivered to him in June, 1965. When Lennon ordered the car, he did not yet have his driver’s license.
It was originally painted “valentine black” and was the largest model made by Rolls-Royce with all options and many custom orders.
In 1967, Lennon sent the Rolls-Royce to J.P. Fallon of Chertsey, Surrey where local commercial artist Steve Weaver designed custom paintwork in a Romany style, with elements of the psychedelic era. The car was delivered to Lennon just before the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album was released.
The car has been in the Royal BC Museum collection for more than 20 years.
Stop by for a visit and a sentimental selfie.
You can read more about the Rolls-Royce here.