Originally Posted by Fleet
You would think it would be worth more than that. I mean, a 1970 Plymouth Hemicuda recently sold for $250,000 (and I don't think it was on an album cover). Of course, the Hemicudas are much more sought out and desired. Still, I would have guessed at least $10,000 for a famous VW. I wonder why the price was so low? Probably needed a complete restoration.
Oh, drat - I forgot, 2300 was the figure in British pounds!
Still, when you convert 2300 pounds into U.S. dollars by the exchange rates of the time, it comes to $3700 - and that's still
a ridiculously low figure. I think you're right - that VW was
in need of restoration! An auction on another Beatles car, the Apple Corps Bentley, was a complete dud because the Beatles had done so much damage to the interior, it was hardly worth anything!
John Lennon's psychedelic Rolls-Royce was the real Fab Four automotive prize.