John Lennon’s monkey bike offered at H&H Auctions

A Honda Z50A “monkey bike” John Lennon used to get around his Tittenhurst Park estate in 1969-1971 could make up to £30,000 ($40,639).

The lot will appear in H&H Classics’ National Motorcycle Museum Motorcycle Auction in Solihull, UK on March 4.

John Lennon bike

Lennon used the bike to nip around his Surrey estate 

Lennon and Yoko Ono acquired Tittenhurst Park, a sprawling 72 acre estate on the outskirts of London, in 1969.

It was here that the last Beatles photo shoot would take place, on August 22, 1969. Lennon and Ono also recorded their Plastic Ono Band records here.

Most famously, this was the place the video to Lennon’s seminal Imagine was shot.  

The couple moved to the US in 1971, leaving the house empty. Lennon sold it on to Ringo Starr in 1973, who owned it until the early 1980s.  

The monkey bike, XUC 91H, is the standard Z50A model, with a top speed of around 30mph.  

Seller John Harington acquired the bike directly from Lennon in 1971.

Mark Bryan, motorcycle expert H&H Classics, said: “Naturally we are thrilled to be entrusted with the marketing and sale of this bike, given its extraordinary provenance.”

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