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Keith Richards Bentley sold for over £700,000

The Bentley S3 Continental was owned by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, who bought the car in 1965. It was sold for a whopping £763,100 at auction.

Keith Richards, 1960s

Named the ‘Blue Lena’ in honour of Richards favourite singer Lena Horne, the classic car features a 6.2 V8 engine and includes strange modifications such as a secret compartment for hiding illegal substances.

The car also includes darkened rear windows and a Philips record player, whilst loudspeakers behind the front grille were used by Richards’s then-partner Anita Pallenberg so she could impersonate policewomen and prank other motorists whilst driving.

During the time Richards owned the S3, the car had been involved in numerous serious accidents. In 1976, Richards left the road and ended up in a field by ploughing through a hedge and fence. Police found illegal substances and Richards was arrested.

Richards sold the car in 1978 and recently went through a full restoration including a rebuilt engine, new wing sections and door panels and the mechanicals were overhauled.  



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