John Lennon’s 1969 Monkey Bike Expected to Fetch More Than $48,000
Written by broebling on January 4, 2018
A 1969 Honda Monkey-Trail Bike once owned by John Lennon will soon be on the market. Lennon used it between 1969-71 at his Tittenhurst Park estate in the Surrey, England, countryside. Auction house H&H Classics acquired the 1969 Honda Z50A, and will put it up for sale on March 4 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull; their experts estimate the bike will fetch at least £30,000 (more than $48,000 in U.S. dollars). John Harrington purchased the bike from Henry Graham in 1971 for £250. Graham had acquired it from Lennon that same year, when the singer and songwriter moved to the U.S. In 2011 Harrington rejected an offer of £90,000, saying at that time, “like a fine wine, it becomes more valuable with time.” H&H Classics lists the bike as unrestored with largely original parts, and in running order.
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