The white Beetle in the famous Abbey Road photo got its license plate stolen countless times after the album got released
Abbey Road was the Beatles’ 11th studio album and was released September 26, 1969. The album is widely agreed to be one of the Beatles’ most tightly constructed albums, even though the band was hardly functioning as a group at the time. It is still considered one of the greatest albums of all time and rightfully became the Beatles’ most successful album ever.
In the photo that is the famous album cover, McCartney is barefoot as the four walk across Abbey Road on the crosswalk. The white Volkswagen in the background parked on the side of the street became famous all in itself. After the album was released, the license plate LMW 281F was stolen repeatedly from the car. The car was sold at auction in 1986 for 2,530 Euro.
It was then put on display in Germany in 2001. The image of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road is iconic and the most imitated photo in recording history.