Keith Richards 1950 Pontiac convertible heads to auction | Goldmine Magazine
A 1950 Pontiac Chieftain Silver Streak convertible owned by guitarist Keith Richards and used by The Rolling Stones headlines Bonhams Sale of Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia.
Richards owned the car while he and the rest of The Rolling Stones were based on the Cote d’Azur of France in 1971 to record the acclaimed “Exile on Main Street” album, according to a Bonham’s news release.When The Rolling Stones arrived on the Cote d’Azur in 1971, the band was joined by a steady stream of visitors, from William Burroughs to Gram Parsons. The car, which features in photographs of the band at the time, has attracted a pre-sale estimate of approximately $28,500 to $31,730. The sale will be held April 30, 2012, at the RAF Museum in Hendon, London.