Top Gear is selling one very popular car. The BBC producers announced they will sell the Vauxhall Astra used in the last series of BBC’s Top Gear as their Reasonably Priced Car. Even if the first auction felt because lack of interes.
The car is up back for sale to raise money for the automotive support network BEN. BEN wants to make positive differences to the lives of people within the automotive industry and their dependents. The organisation offers a wide range of free and confidential information, advice and Support Services, along with the provision of residential, nursing and specialist care services at multiple care centres around the UK.
The 2013 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 was driven by a host of celebrities including Tom Hiddleston, Jack Whitehall and Steven Tyler. The car, donated by Vauxhall Motors, was initially offered for auction late last year, but with the original sale now fallen through, the way is clear for even a Top Gear fan to bid for the vehicle on eBay as well as contribute to a worthy cause.
With an estimated 350 million views in 170 different countries per week, the 2013 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 was initiated with a star-studded barbeque, featuring celebrities including comedians Jimmy Carr and Warwick Davis, and singers Brian Johnson and Joss Stone. Celebrities such as Olly Murs, who topped the leader board, Margot Robbie, Ron Howard and James Blunt all thrashed it around the Top Gear Test Track at Dunsfold Park, Surrey.
The five-door Power Red 1.6-litre 115bhp Vauxhall Astra Tech Line will be auctioned on eBay, from today for 2 weeks until 28th April, with a reserve of £10,000. It has 2908 mileage, 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, Sat-nav system with seven-inch colour monitor, Three-spoke leather-covered sports steering wheel, Multi-function trip computer, USB connection with iPod control, Mobile phone system with Bluetooth, Digital radio with six premium speakers, Chrome-effect exterior side window surround, Front Corbeau Sprint Racing seats with 5 point safety belt harness and full roll-cage.