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David Beckham's Aston Martin V8 Volante up for sale on Auto Trader

Beckham has been seen driving this car around West London.

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The cars inside David Beckham's garage are reportedly worth $3 million. Now, its value may be declining a bit. The footballer known as Golden Balls has seen his former Aston Martin AMV8 Volante go up for sale on Auto Trader via Aston Martin Works.

The car's price tag is £445,000.

"We know David Beckham is a bit of a petrolhead, owning cars ranging from Bentleys and Rolls-Royces to, of course, Aston Martins," said Auto Trader's Rory Reid. "This AMV8 Volante is a gorgeous classic so I'm not surprised he held on to it for so long. It's cool to know someone in the public can now buy this car – well as long as you've got half a million spare of course – just by heading onto Auto Trader."

David Beckham 1988 Aston Martin AMV8 Volante The car features a cream leather interior with red carpeting.Photo courtesy of Auto Trader

The 1988 Volante is painted with a deep red coat. It features a cream leather interior, deep pile carpets, burr walnut trim, and an X Pack engine. The model's V8 is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. The car can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 168 mph.

How do we know it was Beckham's? The model was previously registered under the plate "DB1001" and would be seen by paparazzi darting around West London streets.

According to Auto Trader, "The Beckhams held on to the Volante for 15 years before selling it in 2018. David even shipped it over to Madrid during his time with Real Madrid football club, showing a clear fondness for this particular model."

The Volante is one of just 78 similar cars.

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The Ford F-150 Rocket League Edition will soon be aviallbe to download.

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On the virtual track or street. That's where you'll usually find dream cars, Baja bombers, and concepts that have yet to see the light of day on the road IRL. The new generation of Ford F-150 recently made its way to America's driveways but now a virtual version is taking a different gaming path - to the pitch.

Ford has partnered with video game maker Psyonix to create a new virtual version of America's best-selling pickup truck. It is featured in the Rocket League multiplayer video game where vehciles take center stage and compete in soccer matches.

The Ford F-150 Rocket League Edition will be available as an in-game purchase Feb. 20-28. The F-150 bundle also includes a chairman decal, two sets of F-150 wheels, F-150 Rocket League Edition engine audio, F-150 boost, and F-150 player banner.

Ford F-150 Rocket League Edition

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The animated version of the truck carries over the real world styling of the typical F-150 you'd see on the road. It has C-clamp headlight design, rounded wheel arches, drop-down windows, and 'F-150' stamped in the tailgate.

"It had to be an F-150 but one that fits within Psyonix' extreme virtual world pairing soccer and mayhem," said Ehab Kaoud, chief designer, Ford trucks. "F-150 is already the most popular truck in the real world, and this F-150 Rocket League Edition is poised to be the most popular truck in the gaming world, too. It's Built Ford Tough meets gaming."

The Rocket League partnership isn't Ford's first foray into esports. The automaker recently designed a virtual race car based on decisions that were made by fans on Twitter. The Ford design team then created a the Team Fordzilla car as a concept in its studio.

Additionally, soon Ford will produce commercial shorts narrated by actor Bryan Cranston aimed at gamers.

Ford isn't the only company getting into the esports realm. Bugatti, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Mazda, and Chevrolet have also joined the gaming world. Honda recently debuted a next-gen Civic prototype via Twitch, a streaming platform heavily utilized by the gaming community.

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The three-wheeled car starred in the long-running "Only Fools and Horses" sitcoms.

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A 1972 Reliant Regal Supervan III from the popular '80s sitcom "Only Fools and Horses" will cross the auction block on Saturday, March 27 as part of Silverstone Auctions The Race Retro Live Online Auction.

The three-wheeled van is believed to one of the original half-dozen Reliants featured on the show. It had a supporting role alongside David Jason, father of "Hollyoaks" star Ciara Janson, and Nicholas Lyndhurst, the grandson of British film pioneer Francis Lyndhurst.

On-screen, the van was used to transport the family to several destinations. It has been lightly used by its present owner over the last six years.

1972 Reliant Regal Supervan III x4 The model is classified as a tricycle in the U.K.Photo courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

1972 Reliant Regal Supervan III x4

The Reliant Regal was sold from 1953 to 1973. Under U.K. law it's considered a tricycle and can be driven by drivers possessing a Class A motorcycle license. The Reliant Supervan is the light-commercial version of the Regal and features a side-hinged rear door.

Aside from the vehicle's use in "Only Fools and Horses", a baby blue version of the 1972 Reliant has been used in the "Mr. Bean" show and is frequently shown tipping over with actor Rowen Atkinson behind the wheel. A Reliant Regal also played a part in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Horizon 4 both feature the model as an options for gamers.

In preparation for its sale, the van underwent a thorough recommissioning that included new tires, overhauled brakes, and a thorough fuel system check. It continues to have a top speed of 55 mph.

The exterior of the van continues to wear a unique kit. There's fluffy dice inside as well as a 'Tax in the Post' sign in the wind screen and an inflatable doll in the rear window, which were part of the popular 'Danger UXD' episode.

The light-commercial version of the car has a side-hinged rear door.Photo courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

BBC letterhead with a BBC key tag signifies that this is one of the original vehicles from the 22-year lifespan of the show. It was previously owned by John Mansfield of the BBC.

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