EX-CELEB cars are selling for as much as three times what they’re actually worth as fans bid serious cash just to get their hands on a set of famous wheels.
A list of motors that once spent time in the limelight with their well-known owners has revealed the incredible price people are willing to pay for cars linked to big names.
Auto Trader revealed ten of the most popular celebrity rides listed on its site and compared their sale prices to the value of the same motor without the A-List pedigree.
Incredibly, the results showed a car that has been owned by a celebrity can be listed for up as much 241 per cent more than a regular model.
Read on to see which famous motors made the list with the largest markups thanks to their former owners.
2011 Range Rover SE Vogue – Owned by Katie Price (£70,000)
The biggest markup for a celebrity car was Katie Price’s retina-burning Range Rover Vogue which sold for £50,000 more than its regular value.
Famous for its hot pink paintwork and Swarovski-embellished clock, the motor went on sale at a 241 per cent markup compared to other 2011 SE Vogues listed at £20,500.
2013 Range Rover SE Vogue – Owned by Prince William (£150,000)
Fans of the Royals went crazy for the Range Rover used by Prince William to pick-up the newborn Prince George from hospital.
Listed for £150,000, the motor was marked up by 226 per cent from a standard £46,000 price tag.
2012 Bentley Mulsanne – Owned by The Queen (£200,000)
This special edition Bentley was custom-made to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.
Used to transport the Queen to her first cabinet meeting with David Cameron, the Mulsanne was listed for £200,000, compared to £87,000 for non-royal models from that year.
BMW 6 Series – Owned by David Beckham (£75,000)
England’s favourite footballer listed his BMW 6 Series for more than twice its value.
The same models listed online that weren’t attached to the Beckham name sold for just over £32,000.
1996 Lamborghini Diablo – Owned by Jay Kay (£550,000)
The flashy purple sports car that featured in Jamiroquai’s Cosmic Girl video and was owned by lead singer Jay Kay went on sale for £550,000 – almost double its regular resale value.
One of only 16 in the world, the rest sell for around £280,000.
2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed – Owned by Cristiano Ronaldo (£65,000)
Once owned by arguably the world’s best footballer, Ronaldo’s Bentley was listed for almost double its market value.
Priced at £65,000, the majority sell for around £36,000.
2015 BMW i8 – Owned by Wayne Rooney (£65,000)
Wayne Rooney took a £50,000 loss when he sold his i8 earlier this year.
And with just an eight per cent markup, there are more expensive versions of the BMW hybrid for sale online.
2006 Bentley Continental – Owned by Ryan Giggs (£34,950)
Wales’ football coach Ryan Giggs received the lowest markup for his motor.
His Bentley Continental was listed for around four per cent more than the £33,500 for an average model.
2013 Mercedes C63 – Owned by Jamie Vardy (£38,500)
Jamie Vardy’s Mercedes received one of the lower markups on the list.
At just £10,000 more, Vardy’s name didn’t have quite the same financial weight as some of the other celebs despite his title-winning heroics.
1992 Rolls Royce Corniche III – Owned by Michael Winner (£69,950)
This Rolls Royce Corniche III, once owned by the late film director Michael Winner, was listed for the relatively bargain price of £69,950.
The only car to register a lower value than other models online, the 47 per cent decline in value may have something to do with the fact that the car was purchased to celebrate accumulating £6million worth of debt.
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Erin Baker, Auto Trader editorial director, said: “Whether you’re a popstar, a Premier League footballer, or even Her Majesty The Queen, Auto Trader continues to be the number one destination for selling your car.
“Car finance deals have made car ownership a realistic prospect for many drivers, but it’s also increased choice across both new and used cars, surprising buyers with cars they may have first thought unaffordable including the cars previously owned by the rich and famous.
“With Auto Trader’s car finance calculator, drivers can check which celebrity car they can afford through its unique search by monthly spend feature.”