- In 1977, John & Yoko donated the Rolls Royce to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City, a part of the Smithsonian Institute for a $225,000 tax credit. On June 29, 1985, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum decided to auction the car. - it pulled in a surprising $2,299,000, purchased by Mr. Jim Pattison’s Ripley International Inc. The American title was transferred from Ripley International Inc. to Jim Pattison Industries Ltd., in Canada; the car was then loaned to Expo ‘86 in Vancouver (Chairman: Mr. Jim Pattison) for exhibition. Mr. Pattison presented the car as a gift to Her Majesty in Right of the Province of British Columbia in 1987, and the car was displayed in the Transportation Museum of British Columbia at Cloverdale (near Vancouver). The car was transferred from the Transportation Museum and sent to the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, British Columbia in 1993. (The car was displayed at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa from 9 March 1996 to 15 September 1996).
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