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', Atkinson first purchased the car in 1997 - he is pictured leaving the Prince Charles' 50th birthday party in 1998. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, Straight-Piped Ferrari F40 LM at Full Throttle, VW-Powered Porsche 944 Makes 454 HP on a Dyno, Complete Your Collection With This Perfect G-Wagen, This Might Be the Best Porsche 914 You Can Buy, Last Zanardi Edition Acura NSX Sells For $277K, The Corvette L98 Was the ZR-1's Bargain Brother, Carbon Fiber 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 Recreation, This Mercedes SLC Makes a Wonderful V-8 Noise, This Ferrari 250 SWB 'Revival' Feels Real, A Drag Race of Your Favorite '90s Cars When New. "What is attractive about the car is the simplicity of it. Atkinson, who last year split from his wife of 23 years, Sunetra, said he had never seen the car as an investment. Substantially more, in some cases. Would you do this to your Tesla Model 3’s face? UPDATE, 6/9/2015: Jalopnik reports that Atkinson's McLaren F1 has sold for £8 million, or roughly $12.2 million at today's exchange rate. Atkinson's car is pretty much a brand-new car too after the work carried out by McLaren following his crash in 2011. ” – David Clark, formerly a director at McLaren. Which begs the question: If Mr. Bean made a comeback in 2020, do you think he’d wear an Apple Watch? The 60-year-old first pranged the three-seater by ploughing into the back of a Rover Metro on the A6 at Forton, Lancashire, in October 1999. Hyundai i20N prototype review: can it tackle a Fiesta ST? Although it might seem like a no-brainer that the guy who plays a comedic version of 007 bought a slightly different version of a Bond car, Atkinson acquired his in 1984 as the car’s third owner. UPDATE, 6/9/2015: Jalopnik reports that Atkinson's McLaren F1 has sold for £8 million, or roughly $12.2 million at today's exchange rate. ”. Atkinson eventually put the car up for auction where it crossed the block for $12,200,000, which no doubt put a smile across the comedian’s face. Oh, how things could have been different (Narrator: they could not have been different), Surprise! In Johnny English Reborn, there’s a rather entertaining fight scene where Atkinson’s character has to do battle with, well, himself. That second crash ended in what is thought to be Britain's highest ever single car insurance payout, with the vehicle costing £900,000 to be rebuilt by McLaren. I am absolutely positive that Rowan is very happy regarding the sale and of course, the huge profit. Would you buy it at this price although it was crash twice ? It cost £220,000 to rebuild the car and Rowan subsequently sold it at auction for £122,500. What do you have to say about this supercar ? The Rolex Submariner In 2020: What’s Actually... A Closer Look At The Citizen Super Titanium Armor. Accutron Arrives At Watches of Switzerland and MAYORS, Bulgari Takes Responsible Luxury To The Next Level, Elegance & Innovation: A Hands-On Review With The New TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 42mm Collection. No money from the licence fee was used to create this website. Jay Leno has one, Ralph Lauren has more than one. The Blackadder star, 60, bought the 241mph motor for £640,000 in 1997 and has crashed it twice. Please read Top Gear’s code of conduct (link below) before posting. It's hard to poke fun at Atkinson, though. The Mr Bean actor has sold his McLaren F1 for £8million, 18 years after buying the supercar for £640,000, Atkinson, a car fanatic, sold the car for 'someone else to enjoy' after owning it for almost 20 years. Yes, you heard it right! The complications are limited, but it makes for easy legibility when you’re on the run or being chased by nefarious international criminals. 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ALSO READ: Rowan Atkinson car crash bill hits $1.97m - Rowan Atkinson 'lucky to be alive' after supercar crash - Mr Bean star in flipped F1 supercar drama - McLaren F1 sets world supercar price record Below, our original post from 1/23/2015, when Atkinson first put the car up for sale. Most Nineties supercars are worth more now than they were when they were new. The Beagle Has Landed: Omega Announces A Non-Limited Edition Snoopy Speedmaster, Patek Philippe’s New Pilot: A Closer Look At The Ref. Owners like…Gordon Murray, who recently sold his F1 (XP3 – the oldest surviving McLaren F1). Actor Rowan Atkinson was hurt when he crashed his McLaren F1 supercar into a tree in Cambridgeshire. In the show ” Top Gear: Star in a reasonably priced car ” Rowan Atkinson delivered the second quickest time on the track, overcoming Formula 1 drivers that appeared on the show like Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and others. By 2014 F1s were worth £5million. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever sports cars but it remains to be seen whether someone will fork out Atkinson's asking price. No matter: The first was a minor scuff-up. Rowan prefers to spend money where it matters, though (at least to car guys): sports cars. BBC is a trademark of the British Broadcasting Corporation. The famous actor Rowan Atkinson just sold his awesome McLaren F1 supercar for the price of £8.000.000 in one of Britain’s biggest car deals. When it’s worth that much, you think twice about backing it into a tree. Volkswagen Tiguan R review: 316bhp SUV driven, The Daewoo Bucrane was the budget V6 coupe we never got, VW T-Cross R-Line 1.5 TSI review: 148bhp crossover tested, City, slicker: Honda City Turbo vs Honda e. Which car will win Top Gear Speed Week 2020. While the Mk7 didn’t have the same 120mph top speed as the coupe, it could still reach the faster side of the 100mph mark. A lot of cars are indicative of the people who own them, and a lot of serious car collectors own an F1 and that gives it great credibility. “It became a little untenable to own,” Murray told Top Gear. You can drive it to the shops like it is a Volkswagen Golf and it is also a good car on a circuit. Such is the case with Atkinson. Then in 2011 he lost control on a slippery bend of the A605 near Peterborough and smashed into a tree. His time was quicker than all the Formula 1 drivers who appeared on the show, including Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. Logos © 1996. This website is made by BBC Studios Distribution. Actor Rowan Atkinson has sold his beloved McLaren F1 sports car for £8million. The profits we make from it go back to BBC programme-makers to help fund great new BBC programmes. The second was a very serious wreck, from which Atkinson was lucky to emerge unscathed. When it debuted in 1983, the Data Bank was one of the very first digital watches to hit the market. What you might not know is the British comedy actor is a serious car enthusiast with a subtle penchant for watches. Calling the engine “top secret” isn’t simply a play on secret agent lingo either. Road & Track participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. In 2015 Rowan Atkinson sold his car, which he’d crashed twice, for £8million, then in 2017 Chassis #044 made just under £12million at auction. You may have been introduced to Rowan Atkinson’s famously animated comedy stylings via the adventures of Mr. Bean, the sycophantic tendencies of Blackadder, the accidental heroism of Johnny English, or one of his other roles from a decades-long career.
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