A rare Mini previously owned by shamed soccer star Wayne Rooney is up for sale on motoring website Auto Trader.
The Manchester United footballer – currently embroiled in a prostitution scandal – bought the limited edition Mini Cooper GP in 2006 as a 21-year-old hot shot.
And like the bullish striker, the Mini is aggressive looking and packs a hefty punch – with a 1.6-litre engine enabling a 0-62mph time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 148mph.
Rooney often chose the Mini over his Lamborghini, Bentley and Aston Martin supercars for the daily jaunt to training from his £4.5 million Cheshire home.
However, he couldn’t take his colleagues along to training as the Mini had its rear seats removed to keep weight down.
Rooney held onto the car for two years before passing it on to its second of four owners.
The Mini is being sold by materials controller Alan Gordon.
Alan, 33, from Aberdeen, said: ”It is a truly fanstastic car to own – it’s quick and sticks to the road like glue.
”When I’m behind the wheel, it always gets admiring glances and is a real head turner.
”I have thoroughly enjoyed this car but a new house purchase forces a very reluctant sale.”
The Mini Cooper GP, launched in 2006 and limited to just 2,000 models, is seen as a future classic with Evo magazine describing it as ”perfectly poised through corners” and awarding it a full five stars.
Rooney’s model was one of the first of 444 to be imported into the UK and has covered 43,000 miles.
The Scouse striker is the second England star in as many weeks to have an old car go up for sale with David Beckham’s TVR appearing on eBay.
However, while Becks’ fans suffered a bout of auction fever with bidding ending on £71,000, Rooney’s old Mini is for sale on Auto Trader for a more modest £13,450.
Other former celebrity-owned cars on the motoring website include a Ferrari F50 previously owned by Rod Stewart with the modern day classic on the market for a staggering £475,000.
Despite his age, 24-year-old Rooney has owned 20 cars totalling £1.5 million, currently driving an Audi RS6 and an Overfinch Range Rover that’s identical to wife Coleen’s. His first motor was a diminutive Ford KA, which he had as a youngster with Everton.
Cars Wayne Rooney has owned
1. Ford KA
2. BMW M3
3. Mini GP
4. Aston Martin Vanquish S
5. Mercedes CLK DTM AMG
6. Mercedes CL63 AMG
7. Bentley Continental GTC Speed
8. Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
9. Mercedes G55 AMG
10. Overfinch Range Rover Sport
11. Range Rover Supercharged
12. Cadillac Escalade
13. BMW X5
14. VW Golf R32
15. Mercedes SLK
16. Chrysler 300C
17. BMW M6
18. Audi RS4 Avant
19. Porsche 911
20. Audi RS6