The Rolling Stones' 1950 Pontiac Chieftain Convertible
Keith Richards' Pontiac
I know. Most fans say the Rolling Stones (or, Stones to many) is synonymous with hot women and drugs, NOT a 1950 Pontiac Chieftain convertible. But, the Stones' Keith Richards loved the blue car for whatever reason and has finally decided to part with it. It is now up for auction
Richards is known more his history of drugs and deeply wrinkled face than being a "car guy". Unlike The Beatles, which all have their moments with numerous types of cars, and George Harrison had a deep love for exotic sport cars and occasionally raced them. Richards bought the car during the recordings of their, Exile On Main Street" LP in the Cote d'Azur. There are a few photos only and the car never made it onto any Stones' record covers. The most likely case for Richards' owning the car is that he had money to blow, was high, and thought the car was cool.
The car's actually worth without a Rolling Stone's connection is $28-36,000. Since there IS this rock history connection, it could sell for as high as $75,000 due to its show car like condition. Like old cars, there is a time to retire, and many think the lines of the Rolling Stones faces is a clear indication the rockers should just fade away with "Satisfaction" (still one of my favorites, it the song that made them famous in 1965).