Keith Richards’ 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT is coming up for auction.
Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards bought the Dino brand new in California in 1972, bringing it over to the UK in 1975.
Keith Richards bought his Ferrari Dino brand new in California in 1972
He kept the Dino for fourteen years until April 1986, covering just 25,000 miles.
The car is being offered up for sale at Coys’ Monaco auction on May 9. There’s no reserve on the car, which means there’s no minimum price at which the Dino has to sell at.
“A Dino offered at no reserve is rare enough in itself, but when one adds to this proven long-term ownership by rock and roll aristocracy, the Keith Richards car has to be the ultimate Dino,” a Coys spokesman said.
Ferrari first premiered the Dino 246GT at the Turin Motor Show in November of 1969, taking over from the 206GT that preceded it. Underneath sat a rear-mounted, transverse engine 2.4-litre V6 pushing out 195bhp, though the only acceleration figure we can provide is a 0-1000m time of 26.8s and a top speed of 146 mph.
Not only their music has been making millions for 50 years, now the hair of Rolling Stones pair Mick Jagger and Keith Richards is also worth a fortune.
A lock of Mick Jagger’s hair is up for sale at auction house Bonhams next month with a guide price of between $2,400 and $3,000. Meanwhile, a clump of Keith Richards’s mop has just sold for $1,400.
Mick Jagger’s hair was snipped from his mane in the early 1960s and kept by relatives of one of his first girlfriends, Chrissie Shrimpton, a Covent Garden secretary he famously dated while a student at the London School of Economics.
Their romance marked a period when Mick Jagger lived with fellow Stone Keith Richards in Mapesbury Road, Kilburn, and then Holly Hill, Hampstead. Chrissie Shrimpton, sister of model Jean Shrimpton, lived with the two rockers.
The lovers got engaged and moved into a mansion block in Regent’s Park before Sir Mick – just plain old Mick Jagger back then – backed away and they split up without reaching the altar.
The guide price for the lock of hair is between $2,400 and $3,000. It is among a large collection of music and movie memorabilia, amassed from different sources, being sold by the famous auction house in Knightsbridge.
Not only their music has been making millions for 50 years, now the hair of Rolling Stones pair Mick Jagger and Keith Richards is also worth a fortune
The brown hair comes in “a small paper envelope” with a statement of provenance to reassure doubters.
Bonhams’ catalogue guide says: “The statement from Chrissie Shrimpton confirms that, unbeknown to her at the time, this lock was saved by her grandmother when Mick and Chrissie were staying at her parents’ farm.
“Apparently, on her grandmother’s death, the hair passed to Chrissie’s aunt.
“When she died, the hair was returned to Chrissie by a cousin taking care of personal effects.”
Money raised from the sale of the hair will go to Changing Faces, a charity which supports people with disfigurements.
Also among the lots is an “automated” tweeting birdcage which Mick Jagger gave to Chrissie Shrimpton on her 21st birthday. The relationship with Chrissie Shrimpton, now 67, ran from 1963 to 1966. The auction in Knightsbridge is on July 3.
The clump of Keith Richards’s hair was cut from his head by 16-year-old fan Maggie Richardson in the Stones’ dressing room in Preston, Lancashire, in 1964.
The Rolling Stones opened their North American 50 and Counting tour in Los Angeles on Friday in a packed house, but only after websites slashed ticket prices and the band released additional cheap seats at the last minute.
The 17-date tour is the Rolling Stones’ biggest in six years and follows a handful of dates in London, Paris and New York at the end of 2012 marking 50 years since they burst on to the music scene at London’s Marquee Club in 1962.
Only one week ago the band said it was slashing the ticket price of thousands of premium seats to avoid playing to half empty arenas.
The Rolling Stones opened their 50 and Counting tour in LA after being forced to slash ticket prices to ensure full houses
“Total disaster, too expensive and no vibe,” a source told The Observer, adding the band could see their $20 million tour fee revised.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are each 69 years old, and Charlie Watts is 71, but they transformed into their younger selves for the night.
Sir Mick Jagger might not hit all the notes he once did, but he still busted out his almost spastic, serpentine dance moves on song after song. He’s impossibly thin, and his spine showed through the light shirt he wore.
Staples Center was packed to capacity for the concert, the first of 17 dates the Stones are set to play throughout the US.
The stage was modeled after the band’s iconic logo, with lips and teeth above the stage and a tongue-shaped platform that extended into the crowd.
A video of famous folks sharing their favorite Rolling Stones memories played before the band took the stage, with Johnny Depp, Martin Scorsese, Perry Farrell and others, reminiscing about their favorite tunes.
Actress Cate Blanchett recalled “just how skinny they were”.
“It really, really pisses me off,” she said.
Other videos showed the aging rockers as young men.
Jack Nicholson was among the stars in the audience, and fans welcomed him with a round of applause as he took his seat.
“It was either us or the Lakers, so now you got us,” Mick Jagger said early in the show, referring to the basketball playoffs that forced the band to postpone its opening concert from Thursday to Friday.
“It doesn’t matter to Jack Nicholson because he was coming to both of them,” Mick Jagger continued.
Jack Nicholson wasn’t the only star in the house. Gwen Stefani, wearing long blond hair and a bedazzled Rolling Stones tank top, joined the group onstage to sing Wild Horses.
“I’ve got to get one of these T-shirts,” Mick Jagger said, admiring her top.
Keith Urban played guitar and sang backup on Respectable.
Former Stones member Mick Taylor added guitar to Midnight Rambler.
Keith Richards sang a pair of tunes: Happy and Before They Make Me Run. Mick Jagger also played guitar and harmonica, and came out in a floor-length marabou cape to perform Sympathy for the Devil.
“We first played in LA in 1965,” Mick Jagger said.
“Thank you for keeping on coming to see us.”
The Rolling Stones’ tour continues through June 21.