John Lennon’s Honda Monkey mini bike is up for auction

The Honda Z50, also known as a Honda Monkey because of the way it makes riders look oversized when riding it, is one of the more iconic mini bikes around. And one owned by the deceased Beatle John Lennon is certainly one that collectors would love to have.

Which is just what will happen when Lennon’s 1969 Honda Z50A will be up for auction in London on March 4.

John Lennon previously enjoying his Honda Z50A. Photo: Courtesy of H and H

Estimated to be valued at roughly $40,500 (30,000 pounds), it’s certainly one that serious collectors or Beatles enthusiasts may be interested in bidding on.

It was owned and ridden by John Lennon around his Tittenhurst Park estate between 1969-1971. It includes an extensive history file with a green log book, old MOTs, Honda dating letter and more, as well as still being in running order. It’s also largely unrestored, featuring mostly all original parts.

According to NME, “Henry Graham acquired the bike from Lennon in 1971, before selling it on to its current vendor, John Harington, in the same year. Harington has kept the bike ever since, and has displayed it at various events and shows throughout the past 47 years.”

It will now be up for auction with H and H classics on March 4 at the National Motorbikes Museum in England.

John Lennon’s Honda Z50A. Photo: Courtesy of H and H

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