Rowan Atkinson Spotted Driving a Skoda Superb, No McLaren in Sight

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Photo: Daily Mail
While people turn to Mr Bean for their daily laughs, Rowan Atkinson, the man behind the character, gets his kicks from his car collection. However, despite owning an estimated $114M (GBP71M or EUR83M) worth of exotics and classics, Atkinson was recently spotted behind the wheel of a Skoda Superb.
The actor was seen driving a Superb during a trip to the shops. This may be Skoda’s flagship model, but it still seems like a joke compared to the car we last talked about when mentioning Atkinson, his McLaren F1.

Maybe he just wanted to cool off a bit after playing himself in the movie of the highest repair bill ever registered in the UK - Atkinson crashed his McLaren F1 back in 2011, with the car sliding into a tree on a slippery part of the A605 in Peterborough, UK. The vehicle burst into flames prior to the crash, with the actor breaking a shoulder in the accident.

It took the insurance company eight months to analize the claim, but they finally paid $1.44 million (EUR1.68M or GBP910,000). The supercar, one of the only 64 in the world, went throu a painstakingly complicated repair process at McLaren’s headquarters in Woking, Surrey.

Like we said, aside from this pre-facelift Skoda Rapid and his McLaren F1, Atkinson also owns a few other cars. Examples from his collection include a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, a Honda NSX, a Jaguar Mk7, an Aston Martin DB2, a retro Ford Falcon, as well as a 1939 BMW 328.

Via: Daily Mail
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