A well looked after Monkey Bike will pick up around three grand today, but as it turns out if it is John Lennon’s Monkey Bike, it can be worth as much as £30,000.

John Lennon's Monkey Bike
John Lennon’s Monkey Bike

This particular Z50A – the second generation of the mini Z series bikes known as the Honda Monkey – was owned by Beatles legend, John Lennon.

Lennon, reportedly used it to get around the Tittenhurst Park estate in Berkshire, where he lived from 1969 to 1971.

John Lennon's Monkey Bike. Lennon riding.
John Lennon’s Monkey Bike. Lennon riding.

The bike is being auctioned by motoring specialists H&H Classics at the National Motorcycle Museum in Bickenhill, Solihull, on March 4.

The 1.95hp, 49cc four stroke single, has gone through several hands, and is now currently owned by John Harrington who has displayed it at events for 47 years.

According to H7H, the bike is in running order with matching frame and engine numbers and also comes with a log book and old MOTs.

Mark Bryan, Head of Sales for H&H motorcycle departments, said: “Naturally we are thrilled to be entrusted with the marketing and sale of this bike, given its extraordinary provenance.”