John Lennon’s Mercedes-Benz 300TD Up For Auction, Sept. 1

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Mercedes-Benz 300TD Estate Wagon

The legendary Beatles singer owned many cars in his lifetime, but this Mercedes-Benz 300TD headed to an Indiana auction was his final ride.

Few bands in history can even stand in the shadow of The Beetles, a group that most consider pioneers of music in general. And even though each member of the groundbreaking group is an icon in their own right, their front man John Lennon has undeniable star power. That aura undoubtedly grew following Lennon’s untimely death, of course. And it carries over to cars like this 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Estate Wagon. The very last car he owned and drove.

On the surface, this Mercedes-Benz 300TD seems like nothing more than a super clean example of the breed. They were and are a popular vehicle and a prime example of the brand’s stellar quality. So it’s no surprise that everyone from monarchs to celebrities to rock star royalty drove them. And it is the former owner of this particular car that’s bound to nab it some serious dollars when it crosses the block at Worldwide Auctioneers’ The Auburn Auction on September 1.

Mercedes-Benz 300TD Estate Wagon

Because this particular 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300TD isn’t just one of Lennon’s many cars. It’s the very last car he owned before his passing. It was parked in his very garage at the home he was tragically murdered at in 1980. And the car is well documented as having been used to transport Lennon’s guitars and equipment to the studio.

Mercedes-Benz 300TD Estate Wagon

Lennon’s wagon has since remained on a whirlwind tour ever since. Including stops at the Legends Museum in Nashville, History Channel’s History’s Lost and Found, and the Sarasota Classic Car Museum. And now that it’s headed to auction, this impressive piece of automotive and music history presents a very rare (and probably very expensive) opportunity for one lucky individual.

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Brett Foote has been covering the auto industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ popular Auto Group websites, including Corvette Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among others.

Foote has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles and every other type of automobile, Foote had spent several years running parts for local dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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