Keane's supercar on sale through St Annes dealer scores with eager buyer

The Aston Martin previously owned by footballer Roy Keane outside Lytham HallThe Aston Martin previously owned by footballer Roy Keane outside Lytham Hall
The Aston Martin previously owned by footballer Roy Keane outside Lytham Hall | jpimedia
An Aston Martin supercar first owned by Roy Keane has been sold by a Fylde dealer after attracting national attention.

The former Manchester United and Republic or Ireland captain bought the DB7 Vantage to celebrate United winning the treble in 1999.

With a price tag of £23,950 and most recently owned by an Over Wyre resident, it had been available through Scott James of Lytham, based in Alexandria Drive, St Annes, for several weeks.

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But after the Roy Keane connection attracted national media attention vis the Auto Trader magazine, showroom owner Scott James was delighted to see it eagerly snapped up.

Scott, who has run the business specialising in prestige cars since 2005, said: "It's a lovely car. It has been garage all its life and the last owner had it for 15 years and has meticulously looked after it.

"Auto Trader picked up on the Roy Keane connection and no sooner had it got national attention than the buyer was on with a deposit."

Along with other car showrooms, the Scott James premises are currently closed during the coronavirus crisis but business is still being done by phone and online.

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The striking vehicle is a two-door petrol automatic with a 3.2-litre engine and has 60,000 miles on the clock.

It has had two owners since Keane, who is now a TV pundit.

The car was registered in 1998, a year before United became the only English team to win the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup in one season.

An Auto Trader spokesman said: "Roy Keane bought this Aston Martin to celebrate Manchester United's iconic Treble win of '99, standing out as the best four-wheeled piece of memorabilia to mark a golden milestone in the club's history.

"But it's quite a contrast to the footballers' cars we see so often on Auto Trader today, with G-Wagons and Range Rovers being the go-to choice for most Premier League players.

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"Football fans browsing Auto Trader for some isolation respite may even see more famous cars on site in the coming weeks, as footballers look to occupy their time while the football remains suspended."

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