John Lennon's Monkey Bike fetches £57,000 at auction

The former Beatle used the Monkey Bike to whip round his Sunningdale estate

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John Lennon's Monkey Bike, which he used to whip round his Sunningdale state, fetched more than £57,000 at an H&H Classics auction held at the National Motorcycle Museum.

The Honda Monkey/Trail Bike XUC 91H was acquired by John Harington from Henry Graham, of Hook Hampshire, who at the time was owner of a business in Farnborough Hampshire - Motor Cycle City in around 1971. 

Henry Graham said that he had bought the motorbike from John Lennon, who was living at the time at Tittenhurst Park in Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire.

John Harington, the current seller, had kept the bike for the past 47 years, since buying it from Mr Graham and had displayed it at various events and shows throughout that time.

“Naturally we were thrilled to be entrusted with the marketing and sale of this bike, given its extraordinary provenance. So to achieve this price is hugely satisfying," said H&H head of sales Mark Bryan.