1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V

Owner: Frank Nash Hosted by: Daniel Hanson

This car is a replica of John Lennon’s 1965 psychedelic Rolls-Royce Phantom V, which was regularly seen parked up outside the Apple building at 3 Savile Row in the 1960s.

In 1967, Lennon paid Steve Weaver £290 via JP Fallon to paint his Phantom, and to have it delivered the day before the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. That car is now in the care of the Royal British Columbia Museum in Canada. In 2014, JP Fallon commissioned the late, great artist Paul Karslake to recreate this fabulous moving work of art.

Using a mixture of wrap (with specialist Rob Collard), air-brush and hand-painting techniques, Paul produced an identical design. The car has since been featured at events and venues such as Summer of Love Albert Hall, Tate Modern, Abbey Road Studios, NEC, Sergeant Pepper: 50 years with The Bootleg Beatles, Abbey Road 50 years and much, much more.

Peter Morris, who was an apprentice at JP Fallon in 1967, and worked on the original car, painted the wheels and around the headlights on this version. As the Rolls-Royce’s owner says: “The thing about this car is it makes everyone smile on seeing it. Not many cars do that!”

Power: 220bhp | Top speed: 100mph | 0-60mph: 11.4 seconds