A motorhome commissioned by Sir Bradley Wiggins has fetched £47,000 at auction after it was sold to an online bidder.
Wiggins commissioned the vehicle, which is based on a long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 2.1 from Lancashire-based coachbuilders McLaren in 2014.
Wrapped in Team Wiggins livery, the vehicle’s custom interior features a lot of red, white and blue including a union flag-themed dashboard design and a ‘Wiggo’ logo embroidered on the seats.
It was sold last Thursday at BCA Blackbushe in Camberley, Surrey, attracting a lot of attention from potential bidders both in person and online, wiith1,400 people viewing the catalogue listing.
The vehicle, which has 5,500 miles on the clock, contains a double bed, seating area, integrated shower and toilet, a kitchen area complete with fridge, cooker and sink.
It also comes equipped with overhead lockers plus a cycle storage and workshop area at the rear of the vehicle.
The motorhome was initially put up for sale in August on eBay with a price of £50,000 before being listed for auction by BCA.
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