Tittenhurst Park

This Tittenhurst Park blog is dedicated to John Lennon's home in Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire between 1969 and 1971. The aim is to gather as much material relating to the estate as possible - obviously with the emphasis on the Lennon-era, but also concerning Tittenhurst Park as it was before and after John Lennon's ownership. In addition, there will be posts about and associated with the Beatles, plus any other rubbish I feel like. The blog is purely meant for the entertainment of anyone (assuming there is actually anyone) who, like me, has an unhealthy interest in one particular Georgian mansion. Those with anything interesting to contribute in the way of links, photos, scans, stories etc. please do contact me: tittenhurstlennon@gmail.com
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John Lennon Austin Princess

John Lennon Austin Princess was sold at Julien's Auction in Autumn 2005

The Austin Princess was sold for $200,000. The auction took place on October 29 2005 at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

A black 1956 Austin Princess Limousine Hearse owned and used by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in "Imagine" (Joko, 1973) sold at auction with Julien's in 2005. The interior featured a black leather front bench seat; four custom airline seats (two rows of two, later mounted in back); steering wheel having coat-of-arms logo at center; odometer reading: 41158; finished burl wood dash board; silver plaque reading: "Arthur Mulliner Ltd./North Hampton." Exterior having black finish (most likely original); front and rear English and American license plates; English reading: "GNH 240," Californian reading: "EMAJIN," chrome fenders, luggage rack and hardware throughout. Also present is the London registration form having Lennon's signature as registered owner, stamped August 3 and 26, 1971.

This modified Limousine Hearse can prominently be seen in "Imagine." The surreal, half-fiction footage featured a day in the life of Lennon and Ono at Tittenhurst getting driven around, arriving at a nice spot and canoodling..During the opening scene of the film, the hearse can be seen in an arial view as John and Yoko drive to their Tittenhurst Park residence in England. Shortly after the filming was completed, they would move to New York.

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