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Rupert Grint buys £200k car named after gingers

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Rupert Grint buys £200k car named after gingers

Rupert Grint has bought a £200,000 car which was named in tribute to red-heads.

The flame-haired 'Harry Potter' star has confessed he splashed out the hefty sum on the classic Ferrari Testarossa and was thrilled to discover the car had been named after his ginger locks.

He said: "It's something I've always wanted. It's a Testarossa, an 80s one, which actually translates to 'red-headed', so it's perfect!"

The 26-year-old actor previously drove an ice cream van but confessed to swapping it for the luxury sports car as he used to feel "creepy" driving it around.

Speaking of his car collection to Alan Davies on ITV4's 'Goodwood: The Moving Motor Show', he said: "I always think there's something a bit creepy about me driving round giving ice-creams to children so I've refrained from that!"

Rupert previously confessed to having kept the van well stocked so he didn't disappoint ice cream-craving passers by.

He said: "My first ambition was to become an ice-cream man, which is why I bought the Bedford van. Not long after I first got it, I pulled into a pub to do a U-turn and there were eight kids with their pocket money out, hoping to buy a 99 or whatever. But I had nothing to give them. I've learnt my lesson since then.

'I keep my van well stocked. It's got a proper machine that dispenses Mr Whippy ice cream and I buy my lollies wholesale - 50 for a tenner - so I never run short."