Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will showcase its eclectic Salon Collection, featuring rock legend John Lennon’s 1956 Austin Princess, during the 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, to be held Jan. 14-22, 2017, at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. The Barrett-Jackson Salon Collection is only available at the Scottsdale auction and showcases some of the world’s most rare, valuable, collectible and coveted vehicles.
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“Our Salon Collection has always offered the best of the best,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “While it continues to showcase some beautiful classics, this year it has grown to include some really priceless Americana and many other significant vehicles of our time with great provenance, like John Lennon’s personal Austin Princess.”
John Lennon’s 1956 Austin Princess (Lot #1380) includes the original, signed registration by the rock music legend. Purchased as an Austin hearse by Lennon in 1971, it was used extensively in the documentary “Imagine” before being customized with two rows of airline seats. The car was personally selected by Lennon because the doors opened to a wider angle, allowing for a quick escape from throngs of adoring fans.