Top Gear’s Reasonably Priced Car is now up for grabs at auction

Time 2:59 pm, July 11, 2018

THE famous red Vauxhall Astra used as Top Gear’s Reasonably Priced Car for Clarkson, Hammond and May’s final three seasons is now up for auction online at Peterborough firm William George and Co.

With a reserve price of £12,000 that hasn’t been met as of now, you could own a car which has been driven by countless celebrities (well, 22 of them) throughout its time on Top Gear.

Famous faces such as Will Smith, Hugh Jackman and Benedict Cumberbatch have all thrashed it around the iconic Top Gear Test Track in Dunsfold, Surrey.

The fastest time around the track was by singer Olly Murs (1:44.6); closely followed by X-Men/Mad Max: Fury Road star Nicholas Hoult (1:44.7) and Breaking Bad/Need For Speed star Aaron Paul (also 1:44.7).

The 2013 Astra features all the names of all the celebs on the bonnet, as well as race seats and a roll cage fitted inside.

Currently, £500 is needed to reach its reserve price of £12,000, however, some say the car could go for up to £22,000 at the end of the auction on July 12.

So get bidding people, or you might miss out on owning a very unique Vauxhall Astra from the biggest motoring show… in the world.

Image credit: William George and Co. 

Written by Oliver Young

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