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Ex-Hugh Grant Ferrari California hits the market

Notting Hill star is reportedly thought to have treated himself to the car for his 50th birthday.

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Hugh Grant reportedly gave the car to himself as a 50th birthday present (Credit: Quirks Car Company)

Hugh Grant reportedly gave the car to himself as a 50th birthday present (Credit: Quirks Car Company)

Hugh Grant reportedly gave the car to himself as a 50th birthday present (Credit: Quirks Car Company)

A Ferrari California formerly owned by actor Hugh Grant has gone on sale.

Grant is believed to have bought the 2012 car from new as a 50th birthday gift to himself. At the time, it would’ve cost in the region of £143,000.

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The California uses a folding metal roof (Credit: Quirks Car Company)

The California uses a folding metal roof (Credit: Quirks Car Company)

The California uses a folding metal roof (Credit: Quirks Car Company)

Now with 27,000 miles on the clock, it’s being sold by Quirks Car Company in Essex for £79,950. Finished in gunmetal grey with brown, diamond-stitched leather seats, it’s got 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and a metal folding roof.

Powered by a 4.3-litre petrol V8 driven through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the California develops 453bhp and should manage the 0-60mph sprint in under four seconds before reaching a top speed of 193mph. It comes with a claimed MPG figure of 21.6, too.

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The brown leather seats feature a quilted pattern (Credit: Quirks Car Company)

The brown leather seats feature a quilted pattern (Credit: Quirks Car Company)

The brown leather seats feature a quilted pattern (Credit: Quirks Car Company)

It also incorporates an early version of Ferrari’s manettino switch located on the steering wheel. Here, drivers are able to choose between Comfort, Sport and ESC Off – the latter of which disengages the traction control – allowing them to tailor the car’s settings to the conditions or road.

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The central screen houses satellite navigation (Credit: Quirks Car Company)

The central screen houses satellite navigation (Credit: Quirks Car Company)

The central screen houses satellite navigation (Credit: Quirks Car Company)

Grant’s car also featured optional Maganride adjustable dampers, allowing you to firm up or soften off the California’s ride.

This particular California also features a touchscreen navigation system and a premium sound system as well as heated memory seats with lumbar support.

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