John Lennon’s Honda Monkey Z50A is going to be auctioned off in the spring.
Lennon used the Monkey trail bike to get around his Tittenhurst Park estate in Surrey from 1969 to 1971.
The Monkey is in original condition and is in running order with matching frame and engine numbers. Plus there is extensive historic paperwork present including a green logbook, old MOT’s, a Honda dating letter and the old style paper tax disc.
Henry Graham bought the bike from Lennon in 1971, before selling it on to its current owner, John Harrington who has kept the bike for the past 47 years and has displayed it at various events and shows.
Lennon’s Monkey has now been obtained by H&H Classics and they have estimated the bike will sell for over £30,000 when it goes under the hammer at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull on March the 4th.
Speaking about Lennon’s bike, Mark Bryan, Head of Sales for H&H Classics Motorcycle Department, said: “Naturally we are thrilled to be entrusted with the marketing and sale of this bike, given its extraordinary provenance.”
*Yes, we know the difference between monkey’s and apes.