Keith Richards' Pontiac to be auctioned next month

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A Pontiac owned by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards while the band was based in the South of France – living in total decadence and recording the legendary Exile on Main Street album – is coming up for sale.

The Stones arrived on the Cote d’Azur in 1971 and were joined by a steady stream of celebrity visitors, from William Burroughs to Gram Parsons.

Now the 1950 Pontiac Chieftain Silver Streak Convertible that Richards owned at the time is to be sold at Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia sale at the RAF Museum, Hendon on 30 April.

The car, which featured in some photographs of the band, is estimated to sell for £18-22,000.

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