Former heavyweight champion's BMW X5 on the block
Always on the lookout to expand our ever-growing fleet of priceless company cars, we keep our eyes peeled for vehicles worthy of putting our hallowed name on the registration and came across this nugget of a four-wheeler with a distinctly boxing provenance on autotrader.co.uk.
For the price of Â£21,495 ($42,318) you can be the lucky owner, assuming we donâ€™t beat you to the punch, of former heavyweight champion of world Frank Brunoâ€™s BMW X5.
The 2002 model SUV is powered by a 4.4-litre V8, producing 320bhp and 324 lb/ft of pulling power. It accelerates from 0 to 60 in 7.8 seconds, useful if one is being chased by rapid fans or belligerent creditors, and has a top speed of 137 mph for quick getaways.
The set of wheels is fully-loaded with sat-nav, front and rear TV screens, DVD player, a PlayStation, you name it.
Other features include full leather interior, climate and cruise control and huge 22-inch AC Schnitzer alloy wheels.
If you act now, you might just be lucky enough to get your hands on the â€˜boxing-cum-pantomime starâ€™s old carâ€™ â€“ which has just under 60,000 miles on the odometer.
Because Iâ€™m contemplating writing a check for Frank Brunoâ€™s BMW as we speak, it might be a little too late for you hungry car enthusiasts to nab this one-of-a-kind boxing car purchase. But fear not. Because there are other goodies available to those whose eyes are wide enough, whose pockets are deep enough, to appreciate the finer things in life.
The last car to be driven by Frank Sinatraâ€”a 1985 Chrysler LeBaron paneled station wagon that was a gift from his wife Barbaraâ€”is also for sale on Auto Trader, and for a song. The cost is only Â£20,000 ($39,318).
If Olâ€™ Blue Eyes and his car are too fin de siÃ¨cle for your tastes we forgive you and regret being so retro, but thereâ€™s a final item for sale that would look pretty darn sharp speeding down the open road with you behind the wheel. Iâ€™m talking about none other than guitar god Eric Claptonâ€™s Ferrari 360 Modena F1 for only Â£69,000 ($135,647).
I donâ€™t know about you, but Iâ€™m just about jumping out of my skin at the thought of more ownership and Iâ€™m gonna go grab myself one of those suckers right nowâ€”and, boy, is the boss going to be surprised when I drive up to the TSS headquarters behind one of these sporty new vehicles tomorrow morning. Read more at the BLOG
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