A Vauxhall Insignia used by the comedy character Alan Partridge is currently being sold by auction.
Played by actor Steve Coogan, Alan Partridge is known for driving cars such as a Rover 800 or Kia Optima.
For the latest This Time With Alan Partridge show, the character was paired with a grey 2017 Vauxhall Insignia.
Tom Siron, an IT manager from Pocklington, East Yorkshire, who bought the car from online retailer Cazoo, told the PA news agency that he discovered the vehicle’s story only when checking out its history.
Using a website called Rate-Driver, which is where motorists can report badly driven cars using a registration plate, Mr Siron said he was keen to see if his car had appeared on it.
“I then typed the plate into Google, and sure enough several pictures of it with Alan at the wheel came back, including a tweet from someone that had starred in an episode. It was only then that I realised the connection was real!”
The grey Insignia appears in several episodes of the first series of This Time With Alan Partridge which aired in 2019, including a scene where the character is pulled over by the police.
It is being sold in an eBay auction, with the car up to £5,700 at the time of writing. The auction ends on Monday April 10.