As you might imagine, it’s not just any old pickup. The Ford F-150 is a giant of a machine, both physically and in the sales charts: for years it’s been the best-selling ‘car’ in the US. David Beckham’s F-150 is the best one going – a Harley-Davidson Edition, which is the centre-forward among American trucks. Its supercharged V8 delivers enough pace to despatch the standing quarter mile in 14.6secs at 94mph.
When it came out in 1996 this latest generation of F-150 wowed Americans for its sophistication (independent front suspension!), sleek styling and spacious four-door cab. The Beckham truck, which has had three owners since David, is black, shows 95,000 miles and has an MoT until March 2017.
Barons will be auctioning the F-150 at a special Ford-only sale at Sandown Park on Saturday April 30th to coincide with the International Ford Show at the Surrey racecourse over that weekend. The catalogue gives an estimate of £10,000-£12,000 but insiders are confident that with a provenance like this it will go for rather more.
Just as long as it doesn’t go to penalties…