Former Rolling Stones Bassist Bill Wyman to Sell Vintage Cars at Bonham Auction

May 06, 2015 11:56 AM EDT | Matt Mercuro


Rolling Stones fans: Here's your chance to own a car that currently belongs to one of your favorite musicians.

Former Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman will be selling a 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 S and a 1971 Citroen Maserati SM on June 26 in Chichester, England, according to Bonhams.

"I am sorry to say goodbye to these two cars," said Wyman, according to The Guardian.  "I feel they should now go to people who will love and take care of them as much as I have."

Wyman, 78, was in the Rolling Stones from 1962 to 1993, and since 1997 he's kept busy by touring and recording albums with his own band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.

The cars are noteworthy because Wyman would drive them to studios to record what would become legendary Rolling Stones albums like "Beggars Banquet," "Let it Bleed" and "Exile on Main Street," according to the auction house.

"I had the very first Mercedes that featured blacked-out windows," Wyman said. "Everyone was getting black windows, Mick Jagger and Brian Jones did in their Minis."

Mercedes had never done black out windows before so Wyman actually helped contribute to research on how to make them, which only set the bassist back 350 pounds ($532.87 USD).

Who knows when Mercedes would have added tinted windows if it wasn't for Wyman.

"Then, of course, I got stopped all the time. The police usually just wanted to see who was in it," Wyman said about the windows.

Wyman actually sold the Mercedes and then bought it back in 1991, but the second owner had the tinted windows removed by then, according to The Guardian. It's still expected to sell for about around 20,000- 25,000 pounds.

The Citroen Maserati could go for 35,000 to 40,000 pounds at Bonhams Festival of Sale next month, according to Bonhams.

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