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Hugh Grant’s former Ferrari listed for sale on Auto Trader

  • Quirks Car Company in Essex lists Hugh Grant’s former Ferrari California on Auto Trader
  • Notting Hill star bought the high-end motor as a 50th birthday gift to himself
  • Car comes with an asking price of just £79,950

Time 3 months ago

A Ferrari once owned by actor Hugh Grant has been dubbed a ‘steal’ after it was listed on Auto Trader for a cut-down price.

The Love Actually star bought the California new in 2010 as a 50th birthday present to himself.

Grant, now aged 60, is a known petrolhead and has owned several high-end vehicles down the years.


At the time of purchase, the convertible would have set him back around £143,000. The Ferrari now has 27,000 miles on the clock and has been listed by Quirks Motor Company for just £79,950.

 The gunmetal grey motor has brown, diamond-stitched leather seats, 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and a metal folding roof.

Under the bonnet is a 4.3-litre petrol V8 driven through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The California develops 453bhp and should manage the 0-60mph sprint in under four seconds.

Despite having a top speed of 193mph, Quirks believe it can still manage 21.6mpg.


Inside, the two-door incorporates an early version of Ferrari’s manettino switch on the steering wheel. The feature will allow whoever buys the car to tailor it to their own preferences.

The ride can also be tweaked using the optional Maganride adjustable dampers.

Rory Reid, from Auto Trader, said: ‘Auto Trader has a long tradition of advertising the cars of the rich and famous.

‘Usually they have a premium attached to them because of the celebrity ownership. This one bucks the trend though and is less costly than other Ferrari Californias.

‘You could even go as far to say this is a bit of a steal!’

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Jack joined the Car Dealer team in 2021 as a staff writer. He previously worked as a national newspaper journalist for BNPS Press Agency. He has provided news and motoring stories for a number of national publications including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror.

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