Football icon David Beckham is rumoured to own a vintage luxury car collection valued at $3-million (R54-million), but this may have reduced slightly as one of them is now up for grabs on Auto Trader.
Golden Balls’ own Aston Martin AMV8 Volante is currently being advertised for a cool £445 000 (R8,01-million), via Aston Martin Works.
This beautiful vintage car comes in deep red, with cream leather interiors, deep pile carpets and burr walnut, as well as the sought-after X Pack engine. With a five-speed manual gearbox and 322 kW, the V8 can do 0-100 km/h in 5,2 seconds and a top speed of 260 km/h.
Previously registered under Beckham’s personal plate ‘DB1001’, the V8 Volante was often spotted by paparazzi in the UK. Immediately recognisable by its gleaming metallic paint, the V8 would be seen regularly cruising along West London’s streets.
The Beckhams held on to the Volante for 15 years before selling it in 2018. David even shipped it over to Madrid during his time with Real Madrid football club, showing a clear fondness for this particular model.
The Aston Martin AMV8 Volante is in pristine condition and was even showcased at the London Classic Car Show in February before lockdown. One of just 78 similar cars, it has been meticulously maintained by its previous owners and is ready for immediate sale.