Inside Mr Bean’s stunning car collection, actor Rowan Atkinson including £400,000 Rolls Royce & Bentley with built in TV
ROWAN Atkinson is best known for his hilarious portrayal of Mr. Bean, but the legendary actor also has a stunning car collection.
Atkinson is a self-confessed petrolhead and his acquisitions include a £400,000 Rolls Royce and a Bentley with a built-in TV.
Atkinson’s luxury motor fleet is valued at over £12m.
And they’re a far cry from the Mini Cooper he drove back and forth in while playing the ever-popular Mr. Bean.
He recently auctioned off a rare classic car that is said to bring in a fortune.
But his enviable collection has plenty more cars to die for.
Here are ten of his best engines The richest.
1) 1997 McLaren F1
One of the most iconic supercars ever built just so happens to be sitting in Atkinson’s garage.
The 1997 Mclaren F1 is a powerful, ultra-styled machine, packed with every feature imaginable and powered by BMW Motorsport.
It’s the most expensive engine in his collection, valued at a whopping £9.9 million ($12 million).
The eye-catching supercar has a centre-focused driving position and enormous horsepower thanks to its naturally aspirated 6.1-litre V12 engine.
2) 2014 Bentley Mulsanne Birkin
This ultra-rare Bentley was inspired by Sir Henry “Tiger Tim” Birkin, the legendary Bentley Boy who rocked the streets and competitions of Europe in the 1920s and 1930s.
The impeccably designed engine features dual 8-inch LCD screens installed in the rear seat headrests and a sophisticated audio system.
The special edition supercar was limited to just 22 units and is said to have cost Atkinson between £227,000 and £302,000.
3) Mercedes Benz SLS AMG
The incredible Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is a sleek motor worth around £216,000.
It has characteristic gullwing doors on its aluminum spaceframe body and can reach a top speed of 317 km/h.
And its potent naturally aspirated 6.3-litre V8 producing 563PS means it combines power with pedigree.
Only the most discerning car buyer would be able to afford the price of this beautiful car.
4) Rolls Royce Ghost
Both sleek and effortless, the luxurious Rolls Royce Ghost is valued at around £415,000.
Atkinson invested in this car without hesitation, adding another finely crafted machine to his fleet of superior automobiles.
The actor’s Ghost is powered by a 6.7-liter, 563-horsepower V-12 engine that purrs powerfully and effortlessly exudes class and luxury.
5) 1986 Aston Martin V8 Zagato
Valued at around £555,000, the Aston Martin is an incredible piece of engineering.
This Italian-made masterpiece is powered by a 5.3 liter V8 engine capable of a top speed of 185 mph.
As one of the lucky few to own this collector’s car, Atkinson was even forced to rebuild it after a nasty accident.
The prized possession fell victim to an accident during one of Rowan’s circuit races, leaving him completely devastated by the damage.
He ended up spending nearly £250,000 to rebuild the engine just so he could add it back to his car collection.
6) BMW 328 Roadster
This sheer classic is a very special car that adds a whole lot of character to Atkinson’s stunning car collection.
The extremely rare engine was developed between 1936 and 1940 and was mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox as standard.
Priced at just under £1million, experts believe Atkinson is keeping it for special occasions as the car is so rare.
7) 2011 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead
Rowan Atkinson used a Rolls Royce Phantom in the Johnny English sequel, riding in the car on his way to play golf with evil villain Sergei Pudovkin.
He had Rolls-Royce fit an experimental 9-litre V16 engine and said he had “always been a fast car enthusiast”.
The expensive engine already has hand-painted crests and opulent details.
8) Land Rover Defender heritage
The Land Rover Defender Heritage is not only a rare piece of engineering, but also more durable than other Atkinson-owned cars.
Designed in limited numbers, “only 400 Heritage models will be sold in the UK, available in this short 90 wheelbase or long wheelbase 110 body style.
All are finished in the distinctive Grasmere Green Metallic paint with a contrasting white roof, making this a fun and valuable addition to Atkinson’s garage.
9) Audi R8
No car collection is complete without the prestigious Audi R8 4-ring decal.
This nimble, sleek car packs nearly 500 horsepower under a very stylish bonnet, and it’s easy to see why Atkinson would insist on adding one to his car collection.
His A8 effortlessly rivals other vehicles with its superior handling and unique ability to negotiate tight corners with precision and ease.
10) Jaguar MK7
The Mark VII was a luxury car built from 1951 to 1956 that could easily reach 100 miles per hour.
Perfectly designed for racing and rallying, the engine is a valuable addition to the Atkinson collection.
It’s also a sheer delight to blast at full speed, which Atkinson did at every opportunity.
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