British actor Rowan Atkinson whom we remember on extraordinary roles in comedy series Mr. Bean and The Black Adder, the first great professional success celebrated in 1984 by buying Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Although he is far better known as a great comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson is also great lover of sports cars. Among other things, he owned the famous supercar McLaren F1 model, with whom he even suffered a serious car accident. About his love of fast cars, he spoke in numerous public appearances, and was a Jeremy Clarkson’s guest in the old series Top Gear.
Atkinson’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage was powered by 5.3-liter V8 engine with 380 hp. From 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) accelerated for 5.2 seconds, and top speed was 280 km/h.
The car is included in the upcoming auction house Bonhams, which will be held in May in the Aston Martin’s old factory, Newport Pagnell, and it is estimated that it will be sold at a price of between £150,000 and £180,000 ($193,500 and $232,250).