We really miss the Reasonably Priced Car, although to be perfectly honest, the celebrity segments have never been the most exciting of parts. But despite this, the cars have always been a secret love of ours. They were part of the soul of the show, and the F-Type from The Grand Tour has never matched up.
Now, the Vauxhall Astra from 2013-1015 Top Gear is for sale, and I think we know a few people who would quite fancy it. Not only is it from one of the greatest car shows in the world, but you’ll be sat in the driving seat that’s been used by some seriously big names. Think Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Jackman, Gillian Anderson being only a few of the massive celebrities who have taken to the Top Gear test track to post a time.
The description from Collecting Cars says this:
A humble 1.6-litre VVT petrol model in Tech Line trim, its peak power of 113bhp is driven through a five-speed manual transmission. The car was modified for the TV show to include Corbeau Sprint racing seats with five-point safety belt harnesses, as well as a full roll cage. In total, 22 celebrities drove the car throughout its time on the show, and their names and lap times are affixed as a decal on the bonnet.
The Power Red paintwork is in very good order despite its well-publicised track use. There are minor marks from use that are highlighted in the media gallery, but the factory finish is still bright, smooth and largely blemish-free. Its 17-inch alloy wheels are still in great shape, with only a couple of small kerb marks as can be seen in the photos. The wheels are shod in Goodyear EfficientGrip tyres in size 215/50 R17 all round.
It’s been kept in brilliant condition by the previous owner who’s held onto it for a year, to the point where it still has a roll cage and camera mounts fitted. Before that, it was in the good hands of Top Gear.
So come on, you know you want it… but you may have to outbid us.