The Rolling Stones wildman bought the S3 Continental Flying Spur, which he named Blue Lena, in 1965 as the band's career took off.

The car, sold by the guitarist in 1978, was auctioned by Bonhams for more than its pre-auction estimate of $920,000 (£600,000) at the Goodwood Revival weekend in West Sussex, England, on Saturday (12Sep15).

In 1967, Richards took the car across Europe to Morocco with fellow Stones star Brian Jones, Jones' girlfriend Anita Pallenberg, and model Barbara Dixon.

In his autobiography, Richards wrote of the car, "Blue Lena had carried us on many an acid-fueled journey. Modifications included a secret compartment in the frame for the concealing of illegal substances."