Rowan Atkinson’s Lancia Thema going under the hammer

He may be known for making us laugh, from Black Adder to Mr Bean to Johnny English, British actor Rowan Atkinson is also a well known petrolhead. Whether it’s Land Rovers or McClarens, the talented actor has had just about every prestige marque in his garage at sometime or another.

However it now seems Mr Atkinson may be needing to make some space as he has put two of his collection up for auction with Silverstone Auctions next month, one a Mercedes 500E, the other, more of interest to us is a series I Lancia Thema 8.32, described as being in ‘outstanding condition’, as you’d expect from a petrolhead of Atkinson’s calibre.

Finished in Red with a beige velour upholstery, the left hand drive car is, as expected, in fantastic condition. Currently in the UK there are only 20 of these Lancia’s registered. Rowan has owned the Ferrari powered sports salooon for the last seven years and as you would expect with this Lancia, a great deal of money has been spent running, maintaining, and improving the car in that time.

Nick Whale, managing director at Silverstone Auctions, said: “We’re honoured that Rowan is once again entrusting his cars to Silverstone Auctions, this time with two much-loved models.

“Both are particularly fine examples of their marque and built in low numbers in left-hand drive only, offering the opportunity to own a modern classic with a distinguished past, possibly for a bargain price.”


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