John Lennon's Mercedes-Benz 300 TD Wagon Up At Auction
August 15th, 2018
John Lennon's last car is now up for sale, and you can own it. The Mercedes-Benz 300 TD Wagon was the singer's last car at the time of his low-profile, post-Beatlemania life. He decided it was time to trade in his 1972 Chrysler Town and Country station wagon and buy a new car. So Lennon and Yoko decided on a diesel Mercedes-Benz 300 TD Wagon even though it hadn’t yet been released in the United States.
That didn't stop him thought. Lennon had his assistant send Mercedes-Benz a check for $30,000, or the equivalent of $90,000 today, and the automaker fast-tracked one across the Atlantic for him.
Lennon’s was the first of the cars delivered, and the last he ever purchased and owned. It was reportedly parked in the garage of his apartment building when he was shot on December 8, 1980.
The car stayed in the family until it was sold in 1986 and has changed hands several times since. The next change of ownership will happen when it crosses the block at the Worldwide Auctioneers event in Auburn, Ind., on September 1, where it is being offered without reserve or a pre-sale estimate.