Known the world over for the comedy genius of Mr Bean, Rowan Atkinson is an avid supercar enthusiast and collector. Over the years, Atkinson has made much of his love for supercars and appeared in the headlines because of them too! According to a famous blog, he was quoted as saying, “I have a problem with Porsches. They’re wonderful cars, but I know I could never live with one.” In 2011, the legendary comic hit the headlines, when he lost control of his McLaren F1, crashing into a tree in Cambridgeshire. Ultimately, he was charged an exorbitant bill by his insurance company. Here we take a look at some of the vintage cars in his renowned collection.
Rowan Atkinsons Top Three Vintage Supercars
Jaguar Mark VII – Hailing back to the 1950s, this classic beauty rarely appears in today’s celebrity supercar collections. Demonstrating Atkinson’s love and class, the Jaguar Mark VII was produced by the Coventry-based carmaker between 1951 and 1956. In its heyday, as post-war affluence began to grow, demand skyrocketed in both Britain and America.
Rolls-Royce Ghost – Spotted out an about in his Ghost, not much information on it exists, beyond some photos. However, as a lover of cars, this luxurious beauty is a necessary part of any supercar collection worth its weight. Unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Ghost remains a popular luxury car today.
BMW 328 – Made by iconic German carmaker BMW, only four hundred and sixty-four models of this classic sports car were produced. Initially introduced at the Eifelrennen race at the Nurburgring in 1936, the BMW 328 went on to win the RAC Rally and came fifth at 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1939. Atkinson’s 328 holds pride of place among his vintage cars and would have cost a small fortune to restore and maintain over the years.