Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is known for his love for automobiles and cars. He has owned a range of high-end luxury vehicles in the past and roams around in some of the best cars available in the market. Amitabh Bachchan even owned a Rolls Royce Ghost, which he recently sold to a new owner. Well, the veteran actor has now received a vintage Ford Prefect as a gift. Why is it special? Well, a Ford Prefect used to be owned by the Bachchan family and Amitabh has a few special memories with the vintage car.
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted a picture of the Ford Prefect saying
“There are times when you are speechless .. I am now .. been trying to express, but nothing comes out .. .. a story of times gone by .. a gesture beyond time ..”
The Ford Prefect was gifted by a friend to him but he did not reveal who is the friend. The car is special to Amitabh Bachchan because it was the first family car and the family had bought it in Allahabad in the 1950s.
Senior Bachchan had made a mention of this very same car in one of his blogs. Even the sunshine yellow coloured Ford Prefect carries the vintage number plate of Uttar Pradesh state. The car itself looks like in great condition. In fact, the friend who gifted this car to Amitabh read about the vehicle and decided to find a similar vehicle from the market. After a lot of research, he finally found the Prefect and then got it restored. The whole idea was to gift the car back to Amitabh Bachchan who has a lot of memories with the vehicle.
The UP registration number that can be seen on the vehicle belongs to the Ford Prefect that the Bachchan family used to own and this is something that makes the car very special to the actor. Amitabh Bachchan was so overwhelmed about the gift that he even wrote a blog on it thanking the friend. He was also seen taking a spin in the car around his home.
The Ford Prefect was produced in the UK between 1938 and 1961. It was an upmarket version based on the Ford Popular and the Ford Anglia models. The car comes powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that gets a 3-speed manual transmission. The Prefect gets a lightweight structure and was the first car that was designed outside the company’s headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. It was only produced in Dagenham, Essex and around 2,00,000 units of the vehicle were sold worldwide.
Amitabh Bachchan currently owns a range of high-end vehicles including a Bentley Continental GT, Lexus LX570, Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography, Mercedes-Benz V-Class and more such expensive cars.
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