Apprentice star Lord Alan Sugar has bought a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost he previously owned when it was new in 1982.
A ropey old Roller with corrosion issues and a broken odometer hiding its true mileage isn’t the hottest purchase Sugar has ever made, we suspect – but it was the first Rolls-Royce he ever owned.
The billionaire business tycoon tweeted that he’d been contacted by a car collector who’d discovered Sugar’s name in the history folder of the old Rolls. A deal was done and Sugar bought the Silver Spirit for an undisclosed sum.
A car collector contacted me with this car which history showed it was my first rolls bought in January 1982. I have bought it back and it is being delivered today. All I need now is to get a another classic number. pic.twitter.com/dnfiy8ush5
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) February 1, 2018
The Apprentice star bragged on social media that he was hunting out a ‘classic number’ to go on the car – presumably a nod to his famous ‘AMS 1’ number plate which features on his Rolls-Royce Ghost.
Sugar’s Twitter followers were quick to respond with suggestions for a new private plate, including ‘BBC 1’, ‘4 LAN’ and ‘P1 ERS’ – a nod to his nemesis, Piers Morgan. Other fans got nostalgic over cars they’d like to buy back, including a Peugeot 205.
Come on Alan we know it was this ?? pic.twitter.com/RHDzbtmCzX
— Edrick The First (@EdwardW54427645) February 1, 2018
We hope Sugar haggled over the price of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit as an MOT history search reveals it’s not without its issues. Advisories for its last MOT, which it passed in October, include:
- front metal brake pipes corroded
- oil leak from engine
- rear metal brake pipes corroded
- rear suspension pipes corroded
- metal fuel lines corroded
- suspect speedo faulty as mileage same as last year’s mot
We suspect Lord Sugar may have been had…