MR. BEAN’S CAR COLLECTION

MR. BEAN’S CAR COLLECTION

If you haven’t heard of Mr. Bean, well you’ve been living under a rock. Mr. Bean is a British sitcom created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis. It has developed to a lot of forms of media such as cartoons, TV series and movies. The series was viewed by 18.74 million viewers for the episode "The Trouble with Mr. Bean" and has received a number of international awards, including the Rose d'Or.

 

It has earned Rowan Atkinson “Mr. Bean” millions of dollars in terms of revenue. As they say, when you have a lot of money to throw around, it’s only natural to develop a taste for the finer things in life. We’re not talking about Mr. Bean’s old and junky mini car as we see in his cartoon or movies. We’re talking about impressive and luxurious car collections.

 

The Mr. Bean actor has amassed a variety of vehicles over the years. From his McLaren F1 to a vintage Lancia Delta Integrale. In his own words “I’m not a collector. I don’t like the toy cupboard syndrome that causes so many good cars to evaporate. It depresses me that they are hidden away like investment art, or gold ingots in a Swiss Vault.”

 

Now, let’s check out what Mr. Bean’s garage has in store for us.

 

MCLAREN F1

Known for its sleek and sporty design, Atkinson bought it in 1997 for E640,000. After several crash accidents during 1999 and 2011, Atkinson sold the McLaren in 2015 for E8 million.

 

ASTON MARTIN V8 ZAGATO

Who would’ve thought that Mr. Bean was an enthusiastic racer? Atkinson has raced many cars such as a Renault 5 GT Turbo. Sadly, he crashed this Aston Martin v8 Zagato while competing in the Aston Martin Owners Club event in Darlington. Bought it in the year 1998 and sold in in 2008.

 

1964 FORD FALCON

Known for its bright blue paint to the “33” symbol on the side, Atkinson’s Ford Falcon is an impressive racing car. Sadly, he once again had a crash incident during the Shelby Cup in 2014.

 

BENTLEY BIRKIN MULSANNES

Luxury at its finest! Did you know that only 22 were made and the name comes from Sir Henry Ralph Stanley Birkin, a famous racer of the 1930s. Atkinson’s played Birkin in the 1995 film Full Throttle. With Atkinson’s love for racing, it’s a must for him to get his hands on this.

 

LANCIA DELTA INTERGRALE

Atkinson made an article about his trusty yellow Lancia Delta Intergrale when he was still a writer for a car magazine back in 1989. According to him the “16-valve Intergrale can have few peers” and that it’s “a great driver’s car”.

 

SKODA SUPERB

Atkinsons’ Skoda Superb is more conservative compared to his other collections. He bought it for E18,000 in 2011. Back when Skoda was the most popular automotive dealer beating out Lexus and Porsche.

 

Atkinson aka “Mr. Bean” has a diverse collection of cars. You’d be surprise to know that there is only but one car that he’ll never own, which is a Porsche. “I have a problem with Porsches. They’re wonderful cars, but I know I could never live with one. Somehow the typical Porsche people – and I wish them no ill – are not, I feel my kind of people. I don’t go around saying that Porsches are a pile of dung, but I do know that psychologically I couldn’t’ handle one.” As told by Rowan Atkinson.

 

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