Rowan Atkinson, the actor behind Mr. Bean, not only tickles our funny bones but also revs up our envy with his mind-blowing car collection. The vehicles in his garage have come a long way from the zippy Mini Cooper he once used to cruise around as Mr. Bean. Here are a few standouts, including some of his beloved Rolls-Royces.
1986 Aston Martin V8 Zagato
Formerly in Rowan Atkinson’s collection, there existed a rare gem: the 1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato. Meticulously crafted from 1986 to 1990, this collection boasts a mere 52 coupés and only 37 convertibles. As its name implies, the body of this masterpiece is based on the Aston Martin V8, with its stunning design brought to life by the skilled hands of Italian coachbuilder Zagato.
Originally chassis number 20013, Atkinson acquired this automotive gem in 1998. A true car enthusiast, the comedian set out to transform it into a racing powerhouse, aligning it with the precise specifications for the Aston Martin Owner’s Club’s C2 Class “Mildly Modified” category.
The extensive modifications transformed the car into an AMOC C2 Class category race car, with a price tag of approximately $300,000. Consequently, the overall value of the car soared to almost a million dollars. Nevertheless, Rowan had to sell it for a mere $162,323, resulting in a substantial loss compared to the initial investment.
2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead
Rowan’s Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead is a unique creation equipped with a groundbreaking 9.0-liter V-16 engine. During the development of the Phantom, Rolls-Royce experimented with three or four of these engines, although they never intended to incorporate them into a production vehicle.
Atkinson requested them to install one in the Phantom, which was going to be featured in the first Johnny English movie in 2002. The film brilliantly showcases the result, although Rolls-Royce never officially released any performance figures. According to VIP Fortunes, Rowan Atkinson paid $500,000 to add this car to his collection.
BMW 328 Roadster
The Roadster model was produced by BMW from 1936 to 1940, during which a total of 646 units were manufactured. This exquisite car boasted an aluminum body with a sturdy steel ladder frame, weighing in at a mere 1,830 lbs.
This car remains a cherished piece of Rowan Atkinson’s automobile collection, although the exact purchase price remains undisclosed. Nevertheless, for a clearer perspective, even a typical 328 roadster can fetch up to $621,000 at auctions.
Rowan Atkinson’s Most Road Test Car in His Collection, His 1964 Falcon Sprint
Before the legendary Mustang, there was the Falcon Sprint. This precursor to the iconic Mustang enjoyed a short existence of just three years. Atkinson’s Ford Falcon Sprint is a bespoke FIA race car eligible to participate in esteemed competitions hosted by FIA, the Masters Historic Racing series, and the Historic Sports Car Club.
The car went for around $77,000 through Silverstone Auctions back in 2021. Atkinson extensively used the car on the track and also had a head-on collision in the same car at the Goodwood Revival’s Shelby Cup race that took place in 2014.
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