Top Gear’s Vauxhall Astra is Up for Auction

Photo credit: William George and Co.

The famous red Vauxhall Astra used as Top Gear’s Reasonably Priced Car for Clarkson, Hammond and May’s final three seasons is now up for auction online at Peterborough firm William George and Co.

With a reserve price of £12,000 (roughly $16,000 USD) that hasn’t been met as of now, you could own a car which has been driven by countless celebrities (well, 22 of them) throughout its time on Top Gear.

Famous faces such as Will Smith, Hugh Jackman and Benedict Cumberbatch have all thrashed it around the iconic Top Gear Test Track in Dunsfold, Surrey.

The fastest time around the track was by singer Olly Murs (1:44.6); closely followed by X-Men/Mad Max: Fury Road star Nicholas Hoult (1:44.7) and Breaking Bad/Need For Speed star Aaron Paul (also 1:44.7).

The 2013 Astra features all the names of all the celebs on the bonnet, as well as race seats and a roll cage fitted inside.

The full story, by Oliver Young, can be found at

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