On June 3 1965, John Lennon drove a Rolls Royce Phantom V, registration number FJB111C. Nineteen feet long, fitted with a limousine body and painted Valentines black, the vehicle cost £6000. The following year, Lennon had the backseat transformed into a double bed. He also added a TV, a refrigerator, a phone, a record player and blacked-out windows. But Lennon felt it needed that little something extra.
At Lennon's request, the car was custom painted a bright yellow by coachbuilders J.P. Fallon. The design was based on a Gypsy caravan, with a zodiac sign inscribed on the roof, and scrolls and flowers in a kaleidoscope effect painted on the sides and the wheels. The cost was £272,10.