Popular British comedian Rowan Atkinson, popular for his comedy series Mr. Bean will be auctioning two of its super saloon cars.
According to reports, Mr Atkinson will sell off his vaunted Mercedes-Benz 500E and a 1989 Lancia Thema 8.32 at the Race Retro Classic Car Sale held by Silverstone Auctions next month.
The Mercedes Benz 500E is endowed with a five-liter V8 engine up front, producing 326 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. These 3,770-pound hulks of German engineering hit 60 mph in less than six seconds, and 100 mph arrives in 14.
While the 1989 Lancia Thema 8.32 is a Ducati-built 3.0-liter V8 engine driving the front wheels, producing 215 horsepower and coupled to a manual gearshift.
Like the 500E, the Thema features a cloth interior; it’s been with Atkinson far longer as he has enjoyed it – and undoubtedly its pioneering, electrically raised rear spoiler – for seven years.
Were you to secure a seat at the auction on February 24 th /25 th , which one of the two super saloons would you try and win?