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David Beckham's garage

From the Ford Escort sold to him by Ryan Giggs to the Aston Martin and Rolls Royce

David Beckham's garage From the Ford Escort sold to him by Ryan Giggs to the Aston Martin and Rolls Royce

"B for Beauty, B for Beckham" is a phrase that has made the fortune of many Manchester United reporters. And it cannot be otherwise. David Beckham is the epitome of football elegance, one of those transversal characters who enjoy fame and glory both on the pitch (the only English footballer in history to win the national title in 4 different leagues) and off the pitch. Being a sex symbol at the turn of the late 90s and the beginning of the new millennium is no small matter, but the charm of David Beckham - who is the only human being to change his hairstyle without lowering the standards of beauty - is one of the most natural things. Charme that has conquered Victoria Adams, since 1999 Mrs Beckham, with whom she shares a great passion: cars. Becks' garage will not be economically comparable to that of Karim Benzema, but his love for his homeland, for two wheels and for vintage cars allow him to widely overcome the Real Madrid striker.


Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante and DBS Superleggera

The English charm of Aston Martin is simply irresistible. In fact, from 007 to 7 (the historic shirt number of DB in the time of United) the transformation is rapid. With the British car manufacturer, however, it is difficult to choose between new and vintage, so Beckham allows himself the luxury of having both. The 1987 V8 Vantage Voltante was the choice of James Bond played by Timothy Dalton in the movie "The Living Daylights" and could not miss in a real luxury English garage. From vintage cars to modern cars. Yes, because the DBS Superleggera has a 725 horsepower V12 capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaching the top speed of 340 km/h.


Bentley trio: Bentayga, Continental Supersport and Mulsanne Speed

From a classic English from another, demonstrating how much the idea of "support local" can also be combined with luxury and cars. The first SUV we see in his collection is one of the most expensive in the world: the 2016 Bentayga - whose speed model starts at € 245,000 - is a luxury that few can afford. The corner of the garage dedicated to the Bentleys is completed with a Continental Supersport (basic model for € 200,000) and a Mulsanne Speed, a clear attempt by Bentley to approach stylistically the silhouette of the Rolls Royce. Again, without 350K euros you can't buy it.


Cadillac Escalade ESV

With a superficial approach, the Escalade may seem like an unsuitable car in a luxury garage, but it's quite the opposite. In the early American period of Beckham (2007-2012), not having the luxury SUV par excellence in Hollywood is equivalent to not integrating with the culture of the place. That's why one of the first stars and stripes investments, immediately after the purchase of a 33 million dollar house in Beverly Hills.


Ferrari 550 Maranello and 360 Spider

Spice Boy did a jump in Italy (and it will not be the only one), to ensure elegance and performance of the 1998 gray metallic 550 Maranello of 1998 and the 360 Spider, completely black to be true to English sobriety. In addition to the status quo that guarantees an Italian car, Beckham is a lover of personalized details. For the first time in his garage we find a customized accessory: in this case it is the D7 DVB plate, a clear reference to the shirt number and the initials.


Hummer H2

It might seem like an incredible mistake in this unbridled but sober luxury. Instead the Hummer H2, launched on the market in 2003 and purchased by David in 2005, represents one of those must-haves that it was impossible to give up in those years. The US company's sales boom among VIPs is one of those inexplicable things, just like the trajectories of Beckham's placed kicks.


Lamborghini Gallardo

Another lap, this time not in Maranello but about thirty kilometers northeast, precisely in Sant'Agata Bolognese, home of Lamborghini. The Gallardo model from 2004 is a vintage jewel in the Becks collection. Again there is a personalized detail: inside the car wheel, there is a 23, the second shirt number that Beckham had.


McLaren 720S

4-liter V8 bi-turbo engine, 720 HP and 770 Nm of torque, sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and 341 km/h top speed. They are just numbers, yes, but the McLaren 720S is one of those luxuries that few can afford. No economic madness to have it: just € 265,000 is enough for the basic model. Considering that the Beckham family's net worth is estimated at around 190 million, it is one of those pleasures that can allow you.


Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead and Ghost model

We admitted that the Mulsanne is an attempt by Bentley to enter a luxury sedan segment that has dominated the Rolls Royce for years, but not having one in the "original" garage is a sacrilege, especially if you are British. The double model available to Beckham combines luxury with the often torrid climate of California. And in case the car moves to London, the roof of the Phantom reappears as if by magic. A brace that abundantly exceeds half a million pounds.


Porsche 911: from 1969 o present

1969 is a fundamental year for Porsche, which changes some technical components of the engine and transforms the 911 into an elegant but at the same time very aggressive car. In the same year an S series (full optional) was launched which was purchased by Solar Film (the home of Steve McQueen's film company) and used in the film "The 24 Hours of Le Mans", with the same Steve McQueen starring, which arrives on the circuit behind the wheel of the 911 S phantom black. Even Beckham, therefore, is overwhelmed by the vintage charm of the 911S, varying the color from black to bottle green. When, however, the desire for vintage is less, here is the 911 Turbo ready to replace it. The #23 on headrests is now a classic. Beckham's two Porsches are not the only ones in the garage: Victoria also has her own 911.


Jaguar JK8 and Chevrolet Camaro, between UK and USA

A mix, the one between the Camaro and the JK8, which summarizes a bit Beckham's career made of ups and downs, displacements and constant changes of look. The two muscle cars of Jaguar and Chevrolet have also evolved over time, just like Becks who doesn't miss them. Two more cars for errands in the late morning or for training than for a gala.


Land Rover Defender Series 3 and Range Rover Sport

Back in the SUV segment, but this time with a timeless classic. The love of the British for everything that comes out of Gaydon's factories in Warwickshire is comparable to that of Ferrari for Italy. The Defender version is one of the best things about David Beckham's garage. The Sports version is more representative, but imagine going shopping in a characteristic medieval English village, passing through the English countryside, with that little gem. Beckham style at its best.

Beyond all these cars, SUVs, luxury cars, Beckham has never hidden his visceral passion for motorcycles. Becks Bikes have become a passion over the years and the garage wing dedicated to motorcycles is highly respected. Again there is a bit of Italy, with two Ducati models (Desmosedici RR and Monster 1100) that pave the way for vintage models such as the Super Vintage 93 Knuckle, the Confederate F131 Hellcat Combat, the Triumph Scrambler, a Harley Davidson and a BMW R80.

An incredible collection with an incredible history. It all started at the dawn of his experience at United, when Ryan Giggs when he decided to get rid of his Ford Escort by selling it to young #7 for £ 6,000. After the first sponsorship contracts, the first BMW arrived (a very trendy M3) before reaching the aforementioned luxury. A great Beckham-style climb.