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Lest you think that all British rock stars drive Rolls-Royces, Aston Martins, and E-Type Jaguars, today we offer this 1950 Pontiac Chieftain convertible, at one time driven by none other than Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, while staying in France during the 1971 recording of the Exile on Main Street album. The car was sold at auction (it hadn’t been owned by Richards for years) in April, 2012 for £37,950 (almost $61,000). It’s kind of scary to imagine Keith behind the wheel of a large American automobile — or any car, for that matter. The 1950 Pontiac owner’s manual provided tips for removing stains from the car’s upholstery. I see they mention chocolate syrup… grease… but no mention of the types of stains which Keef would have been more likely to have had to deal with.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know