Feeds

Online auction leaves Lennon's car in the lock-up

Reg reader Mick Fleetwood not happy bunny

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Mick Fleetwood's online auction site had a bit of a set-back yesterday at the Hard Rock Café in London when the 1970 Mercedes owned by John Lennon failed to reach the reserve price of £200,000. A John Lennon piano also came up short of the £1 million expected - fetching "just" £750,000.

The auction was run live on Mick's - you know, the tall bloke out of Fleetwood Mac - online auction site that he's set up with auction expert Ted Owen. It's called FleetwoodOwen.com.

Whether it was the recession, dotcom bubbles or simply a drop in John Lennon mania, we don't know, but it is a step down from the success of the self-same event (same venue) in October, when another Lennon piano went for £1.45 million when it was expected to reach just £1 million.

Mick wasn't that disheartened though - over 80 per cent of the lots (over 100) reached or exceeded their "expected prices" - whether this means the reserve or not, we can't be sure. Plus we like Mick cause he's a Reg reader - if he wants to invite us to the next one, we may even do a piece on it.

As well as the custom-built Pullman 600 Mercedes, other goods up for auction included photos of the Beatles in Hamburg, some Stones pics, two signed Jim Morrison poems, an Elton John upright piano and a Marc Bolan contract. ®

Related Link

FleetwoodOwen.com

Related Story

Mick Fleetwood digs The Reg

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Amazon says Hachette should lower ebook prices, pay authors more
Oh yeah ... and a 30% cut for Amazon to seal the deal
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle
Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off
Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered
Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London
Plus: Almost NOBODY uses pay-by-bonk on buses - Visa
Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch
Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.