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Keith Richards’ Ferrari Dino goes to auction

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones owned this Ferrari Dino for 14 years | Coys

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones owned this Ferrari Dino for 14 years | Coys

The stars are aligned for the no-reserve sale of a low-mileage 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT at Coys’ May 9 auction in Monaco because the sports coupe comes with the highest order of rock ‘n roll celebrity provenance.

This Dino was originally owned by none other than Keith Richards, legendary guitarist for the Rolling Stones, who bought it new, kept it for 14 years and drove it about 25,000 miles. Now with just 28,000 on its odometer, the mid-engine Ferrari is in pristine condition after an extended time in a prestigious Japanese collection, according to the British auction company.

Accompanying the car is a letter of authenticity from Rolling Stones’ manager Alan Dunn confirming Richards’ ownership and mileage up until April 1986.

Values for the V6-powered Dinos have climbed in recent years, along with the values of all classic Ferraris, as collectors re-discovered the car’s exceptional drivability and attractive styling. Dinos now range in value from around $250,000 to $400,000, depending on condition, according to the latest price guides, although the Keith Richards connection has the potential of blowing it through the roof.

“A Dino offered at no reserve is rare enough in itself and would make this is a highly desirable and collectible item in its own right,” said Chris Routledge, managing partner at Coys. “But when one adds to this proven long-term ownership by rock and roll aristocracy, the Keith Richards’s car has to be the ultimate Dino and will surely give any car collector and rock enthusiast a great ‘Satisfaction’.”

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About the Author:

Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

2 Comments on "Keith Richards’ Ferrari Dino goes to auction"

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  1. WW Thurber says:

    Any car that survived an 14 year ownership with Keith Richards, is truly a survivor. I am surprised and pleased to see the car was not “tricked out”. Good choice of cars, Keith!

  2. Gullwing Guy says:

    If this car is as well preserved as its former owner, it should be good for at least a million miles.

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