In Lord Alan Sugar’s car collection, including the £300,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom and Elton John’s Bentley
LORD Alan Sugar is one of Britain’s wealthiest businessmen and has built an impressive car collection alongside his fortune.
The star of BBC hit show The Apprentice is estimated to have a net worth of almost £1.09 billion The Sunday Times rich list.
As people might expect, he has a dazzling array of luxury cars to go with it.
This wasn’t always the case, however, and when he started the business his first vehicle was a used minivan in 1967, for which he paid just £50.
He drove it as well as a small Lambretta scooter.
The first car he bought new was a Ford Cortina station wagon, which he described as his “pride and joy”.
Lord Sugar followed suit by buying a used Jaguar 3.8S.
ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM
His most famous car is his Rolls-Royce Phantom and he’s often seen driving it around in the reality series.
Prices for the luxury model start at around £350,000, but many owners will have added extras and custom finishes, pushing the cost to around £1million.
In addition, his individual number plate from AMS 1 will have thrown him back quite a bit.
BENTLEY S1 CONTINENTAL
Lord Sugar also once owned a 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Sports Saloon that once belonged to star Elton John.
He owned it for 25 years before selling it at a Bonhams auction in 2007.
Sir Elton once described the luxury vehicle as “the most beautiful car ever designed, I think”.
Lord Sugar revealed in 2018 that a car collector had contacted him and said he had his first Rolls-Royce, which he bought in January 1982.
He said: “I bought it back and it will be delivered today. Now all I need is a classic number.”
The engine had passed its last MOT, but the front and rear metal brake lines were corroded along with the metal fuel lines and rear suspension lines.
There was also oil leaking from the engine and there was a suspected problem with the speedometer as the mileage was from last year’s MOT.
It is not known how much Lord Sugar paid for the car.
Lord Sugar likes to show off his flashy cars on his social media pages and often posts pictures of his new Corvette on Instagram, along with his small plane, a Cirrus SR-22T.
Anyone buying the light plane, a 2021 model, would get just a little loose change starting at £633,000.
Lord Sugar’s purple Corvette is equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters.
A £75,000 price tag comes with the muscle car which has been highly acclaimed by the automotive press.
While the car’s performance has won admirers, many online commentators weren’t so happy with Lord Sugar’s color choice.
One person wrote, “Your taste in color is horrendous…You’re fired!”
Others, however, didn’t mind the color, with another saying: “Hard work pays off.” Enjoy!”
DAVID BROWN SPEEDBACK
Lord Sugar took to Twitter in 2019 to brag about a new car purchase – a stylish Sky Blue David Brown Speedback Silverstone Edition.
The rare supercar costs around £750,000.
The company says only 10 of each were made, marking the brand’s move to the new Silverstone facility and headquarters in April 2017.
Lord Sugar posted a picture of a car near a marina and wrote: “This is a NEW car. Old Aston [Martin] Body design but with Jaguar parts under the hood.”
- The latest episode of The Apprentice airs tonight at 9pm on BBC One and is available on BBC iPlayer.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/10160215/lord-alan-sugar-car-collection-apprentice-rolls-royce-bentley/ In Lord Alan Sugar’s car collection, including the £300,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom and Elton John’s Bentley