Rowan Atkinson’s incredible £ 10million car collection – Rolls Royce, McLaren, Bentley and more
Surprisingly, the car enthusiast never bought a Porsche saying he could never live with one. Rowan Atkinson said: “Somehow typical Porsche people – and I wish them no harm – are not, I think, my type of person.” Its vast collection of classic, super and hyper classic cars is truly a thing of beauty, even though the total collection could have cost it over £ 10million.
Ford Falcon Sprint (1964)
The 1964 Ford Falcon also suffered the same fate as its Zagato V8 and McLaren F1.
He suffered a head-on collision while competing in the Shelby Cup race at Goodwood Revival in 2014.
He sold the race car earlier this year at Silverstone auction for £ 56,250.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead (2011)
Rowan Atkinson drove a Rolls Royce Phantom in the Johnny English sequel, driving the car en route to play golf with villainous Sergei Pudovkin.
He had Rolls-Royce installed an experimental nine-liter V16 engine, claiming he had “always been a fan of fast cars”.
“There is something about a Rolls-Royce and the experience driving them that I love,” he told Rolls-Royce’s YouTube channel.
BMW 328 (1939)
His passion for classic cars dates back to 1939 with one of the most important racing cars in the BMW lineup – the 328 Mille Miglia Roadster.
He had the car fully restored to its original appearance, as it was driven by Huschke von Hanstein and Walter Bäumer at the time.
Rowan even tried his hand at racing with the 328 in a time trial at the 1000 Miglia race in Italy in 2011.
Lancia Delta HF Intégrale (1989) and Lancia Thema 8.32 (1989)
Atkinson had its 16-valve HF Integrale delivered in 1989 after spending two years with its eight-valve predecessor.
He even wrote a column about his admiration for the car, saying, “I can’t imagine a car getting you from P to Q faster than this one.”
His left-hand drive Thema is also one of his favorites, with the Lancia having a 32-valve Ferrari V8 engine to make it a bit more thrilling.