For sale: One reasonably priced car

For sale: One reasonably priced car

With TopGear largely on the rocks, or at least set for significant change, their latest ‘reasonably priced car’.

Vauxhall is auctioning the Astra – a Holden to us – on Ebay, with bidding now approaching $20,000.

The car has been modified for the track, and the advert makes it clear it is no longer suitable for the road.

The description states: “Front Corbeau Sprint Racing seats with 5 point safety belt harness and full roll-cage – as such inner door panels have been altered to accommodate, plus other modifications to fit the cage and seats. Air bags have been disabled again to allow for roll cage. This vehicle has been used on a track for the 2,908 miles it has covered. Bodywork in good condition however some minor marks from use.”

The car is being auctioned on behalf of a charity that assists people who have worked in the automotive and related industries.

The Astra was initiated into TopGear with a star-studded barbeque, featuring celebrities including comedians Jimmy Carr and Warwick Davis, and singers Brian Johnson and Joss Stone.

It was Top Gear’s fourth reasonably priced car from 2014.

The leaderboard for the Astra was:

1:44.6 – Olly Murs
1:44.7 – Nicholas Hoult
1:44.7 – Aaron Paul
1:45.1 – Brian Johnson
1:45.6 – Jimmy Carr
1:46.1 – Hugh Jackman
1:46.7 – David Haye
1:46.8 – Warwick Davis
1:47.1 – Margot Robbie
1:47.2 – Will Smith
1.47.8 – Benedict Cumberbatch
1:48.5 – Rachel Riley
1:48.5 – Gillian Anderson
1:48.8 – Charles Dance
1:48.9 – Joss Stone
1:49.2 – Kiefer Sutherland (wet)
1:49.4 – James Blunt (very very wet)
1:49.9 – Ron Howard
1:49.9 – Tom Hiddleston (very wet)
1:50.1 – Hugh Bonneville (wet)
1:51.0 – Steven Tyler
1:51.5 – Mike Rutherford
1:54.3 – Ed Sheeran (automatic) (wet)
1.54.5 – Jack Whitehall (automatic)

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