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1412: John Lennon's Last Vehicle, 1979 Mercedes-Benz 30

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Description

This 1979 diesel Mercedes Benz Station Wagon was custom designed for John and Yoko and shipped to the Apple offices 1 West 72nd Street in New York City.
Property of John Lennon at the time of his untimely death, this Mercedes Benz 300TD Turbo diesel station wagon has been authenticated by Mercedes Benz. Additional authentication by New York State records of automobile registrations via the VIN number 12319012003809. The Mercedes was mentioned numerous times in a book 'The Last Days of John Lennon". The intimate memoir was written by Fredric Seaman, John Lennon's personal assistant at the time of his death. John Lennon used the wagon as his personal transportation as well as to transport his guitars and equipment to recording studios such as The Hit Factory, The Record Plant and so on. Even the master tapes of "Double Fantasy" were loaded and taken to The Record Plant from The Hit Factory. This car also is the first Mercedes Benz Diesel wagon to be delivered in North America according to Mercedes Benz. The car is in excellent condition, drives like a dream. The pale pea green original color was professionally repainted to a golden beige, the rims have also been upgraded.
The odometer was stopped at 13,000 when it was put on display at the Legends Museum in Nashville. The car remained on display until 1997 when it was transported to a classic car museum in Toronto, Canada. It is currently in Sarasota, Florida at the Classic Car Museum, where it has been exhibited since 2005. It will be shipped FOB.
Featured: It also starred in a television special of 'Lost and Found', Episode 53 on December 18, 2000 on The History Channel.

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Estimate $140,000 – $300,000
Starting Bid $70,000
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