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Keith Richards’ 1965 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Goes Under the Hammer

Whether or not the iconic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” song had anything to do with the legendary band’s lifestyle is not our place to say. But when it comes to “Blue Lena”, which is how Keith Richards named his Bentley, it’s safe to say this classic saloon has seen more wild things than most of his fans ever imagined.
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The 1965 Sports Saloon was the guitarist’s loved daily driver up until recently when he decided to put it on the market. The car of choice for regular people implies daily home-to-work and back trips average people do, but with Richards there are a lot more to it than these. In fact, there are references to Blue Lena - a name inspired by jazz singer Lena Horne - throughout Richards’ autobiography “Life”.

Aside from the rockstar lifestyle with all the partying, groupies and long nights involved, this particular breed was the car The Rolling Stones guitarist drove down to Morocco back in the day. The reason was quite obvious and had something to do with the musicians’ preoccupations for the illegal substances.

In fact, reports are the modified Flying Spur has a hidden compartment for the things they didn’t want police to find. Either way, the person willing to buy it will probably be the only one to find out if these rumors are true.

Similar to how great artists live their life, this car also seems to be a decent classic limousine with all the stories hidden somewhere between its deaf interior and the tinted windows. Of those stories, we’re pretty sure nobody talks in the vehicle’s catalogue either, but whoever will bid the higher price in Fall will surely have a marvelous collectable in his garage.

Richards sold it a couple of years ago, after a long ownership that apparently lasted for decades. Bonhams is estimating the lot will fetch between $610,000 and $920,000 at the September 12 Goodwood Revival auction, which almost seems like a bargain considering the vehicle’s history.

 
 
 
 
 

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