Ferrari Dino

A rare Ferrari Dino 246GT, which was first owned by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, is to be sold at auction by Coys'.

The 1972 model – offered with no reserve – will be sold on Friday May 9 in Monaco.

Bought by Richards in 1972, the rocker covered 25,000 miles in it, initially in Calfornia, before registering it to his address in the upmarket Munro Terrace in Chelsea. He sold the car in 1986, where it has since sat as part of an exclusive collection in Japan.

Accompanying the car is a letter from Rolling Stones manager Alan Dunn, confirming that Richards did own the car and that the mileage is correct up until the point at which it was sold.

Powered by a 2.4-litre V6 engine, the 246GT was capable of getting from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and going on to a top speed of 150mph.

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner at Coys, said: "A Dino offered at no reserve is rare enough in itself and would make this is a highly desirable and collectible item in its own right, but when one adds to this proven long-term ownership by rock and roll aristocracy, the Keith Richards's car has to be the ultimate Dino and will surely give any car collector and rock enthusiast a great 'Satisfaction'!" (ed-groan).

The Ferrari will be joined by a 1950 Cisitalia Abarth 204 A Spyder – one of just four ever made – raced in the classic Targa Florio by Italian racing driver Tazio Nuvolari. It is expected to raise between €1,400,000 - €1,800,000 (£1,149,950 - £1,478,500).