What are Freddie Flintoff's Favourite Cars?

Freddie Flintoff's incredible journey from a humble Rover coupe to owning his very own Lamborghini is an inspirational story. His rise as the new Top Gear presenter and cricket legend demonstrates that hard work can be extremely rewarding!

Everyone loves Top Gear, but what does presenter Freddie Flintoff love to drive the most? In today's blog post, we go through his car collection. 

Rover 216 Coupe

Rover 216 Coupe

After months of hard work and dedication, he finally passed his test on the third try. His cricket club had a deal with Rover where they paid only one per cent of the car's value per month in rent – an offer that was too good to refuse!

And so, at 17 years old, Freddie went driving around town in his brand new blue 216 Coupe, making him totally 'the boss' among all teenagers.

That is until Preston police got involved every night because "driving this 1.6 rover…was like cruising about Chelsea behind the wheel of a McLaren," he said in an interview 😂!

However, two short-lived upgrades later (a purple Cabriolet AND 620ti), it looked like Freddie could officially call himself the cool kid. 

Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster

The first car Freddie bought was a Porsche Boxster. He was on tour in Pakistan and was a bit bored, so he bought it, aha!

In a recent interview, he exclaimed it was a 'lovely car'. Unfortunately, the car has been written off after a serious crash. According to a news article, he was driving it one day in a back lane, and a Metro came the other way.

Fred stopped, but the Metro couldn’t. The Metro hit the beautiful Boxster. The whole front end of his Boxster fell off. Not good. 



Freddie's automotive dreams came true when he acquired a BMW M5 - an E39 with the V8 and manual gearbox.

Lee Westwood was originally behind the wheel, but for just £23k, Fred got his hands on this stunning machine, which had only 6,000 miles clocked up over three years!

We'd classify that as one heck of a bargain. 💰

Range Rover Overfinch

Range Rover Overfinch

Having an Overfinch Range Rover proved to be a bumpy ride for Fred - literally!

After driving over one too many potholes, two tyres went down. Pushing his luck even further by going through a large puddle, he saw the under-tray fall off, which had no easy fix.

After taking it in and three days later setting out for home yet again through that very same puddle (this time at a less adventurous speed of 30mph), disaster struck once more, with the bottom falling back out again!

Unwilling to take any chances, he declared: "I never want to see this car again."

Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen Touareg

Freddie had no idea the V10 TDI Touareg he owned was a cut above until it met its untimely demise.

While driving to a friend's house, Freddie took one too many turns and found himself careening off course --- through brush and fences alike!

The result? Shards of outdoor foliage scattered throughout his vehicle from the open window.

Porsche 997 Turbo

Porsche 997 Turbo

The final car in Freddie's collection and his daily driver is the Porsche 997 Turbo. Porsche's 997 Turbo is a car that has been revered by automotive enthusiasts around the world.

With its powerful 3.6-litre engine that produces 480 horsepower, this car is capable of reaching 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 191 mph.

The 997 Turbo also features an Intelligent Engine Management System, which ensures optimal performance with the minimal amount of fuel consumption possible.

Additionally, the cock-pit inspired interior makes it feel like you are in a racecar when driving the Porsche 997 Turbo.

If you're a fan of the 997 Turbo, you'll love our article on the best Porsches ever!


And that is it for today's blog post. We hope you enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it. Check out more articles about legendary celebrities and their cars!

Here's one about the cars that funny man Mr.Bean drives!

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