Rolling horse

OWNING a Ferrari is rite of rock and roll passage ... and this one in particular belongs to one of the most famous rockstars of all time. But soon it could be yours.

It’s a 1983 Ferrari 400i that was first bought, and is still owned by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

In 34 years it has covered a mere 2254 miles, all at the hands of one legendary musician. But it’s now being offered to the highest bidder at an upcoming sale; just be prepared to fork out about £160,000 if you want it.

While the 400i isn’t one of the most collectible Ferraris of an era dominated by models like the Testarossa, 512BB and 288 GTO, this one’s celebrity connection — especially as having one and only owner — will likely let it reach a top price at RM Sotherby’s upcoming sale.

It will be one of numerous Ferraris auctioned at Ferrari’s headquarters in Modena, Italy, as part of the Ferrari Leggenda e Passione (Legend and Passion) event on September 9.

The back story to the car is a tale of rock and roll.

It was ordered by Richards and collected by Rolling Stones tour manager Alan Dunn in 1983, along with seven other Ferraris th band and its associates bought following the successful tour for the Tattoo You album release.

Of the seven cars, three were 400s, including this one.

Another was ordered for lead singer Mick Jagger, the third for former bass guitarist Bill Wyman.

Of all the 400s, Richards’ was the only one with a five-speed manual and was ordered in the unconventional — by Ferrari standards — mix of black paint and blue interior.

Richards said: ‘‘I loved this car. We didn’t spend a lot of time together and most of it was in Paris but I did open her up a couple of times. She’s a very fast girl!

"She’s been resting for a while and raring to go. Whoever gets her, treat her well and good luck.’’

OWNING a Ferrari is rite of rock and roll passage ... and this one in particular belongs to one of the most famous rockstars of all time. But soon it could be yours.

It’s a 1983 Ferrari 400i that was first bought, and is still owned by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

In 34 years it has covered a mere 2254 miles, all at the hands of one legendary musician. But it’s now being offered to the highest bidder at an upcoming sale; just be prepared to fork out about £160,000 if you want it.

While the 400i isn’t one of the most collectible Ferraris of an era dominated by models like the Testarossa, 512BB and 288 GTO, this one’s celebrity connection — especially as having one and only owner — will likely let it reach a top price at RM Sotherby’s upcoming sale.

It will be one of numerous Ferraris auctioned at Ferrari’s headquarters in Modena, Italy, as part of the Ferrari Leggenda e Passione (Legend and Passion) event on September 9.

The back story to the car is a tale of rock and roll.

It was ordered by Richards and collected by Rolling Stones tour manager Alan Dunn in 1983, along with seven other Ferraris th band and its associates bought following the successful tour for the Tattoo You album release.

Of the seven cars, three were 400s, including this one.

Another was ordered for lead singer Mick Jagger, the third for former bass guitarist Bill Wyman.

Of all the 400s, Richards’ was the only one with a five-speed manual and was ordered in the unconventional — by Ferrari standards — mix of black paint and blue interior.

Richards said: ‘‘I loved this car. We didn’t spend a lot of time together and most of it was in Paris but I did open her up a couple of times. She’s a very fast girl!

"She’s been resting for a while and raring to go. Whoever gets her, treat her well and good luck.’’

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