Wiggins McLaren Sporthome
- McLaren coachbuilt on Mercedes Sprinter 316
- Original cost put at about £80,000
- Double bed, shower/toilet, kitchen, seating area and cycle storage/repair bay
- Five TVs
- Auction BCA Blackbusge September 21
BCA offers van-hunters a unique opportunity next week when cycle racing legend Sir Bradley Wiggins’ McLaren Sporthome with bike bay goes under the BCA hammer at Blackbushe on September 21.
The coachbuilt Sporthome by McLaren is based on a long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 with 2.1-litre diesel (206g/km) with manual transmission.
With the original cost put at around £80,000, it was commissioned by Sir Bradley in 2014 – two years after he became the first Brit to win the Tour de France. In three years it has covered 5,500 miles.
While finished in white, has been vinyl wrapped in Team Wiggins colours of blue with chromed wing mirrors and bull bar and 8-spoke alloy wheels.
The Sporthome features bespoke red, white and blue leather seating with ‘Wiggo’ detail on the headrests.
The custom GB-inspired interior includes a double bed, combined shower/toilet, integrated kitchen area with fridge, cooker and wash basin, overhead lockers and a storage area/repair bay for cycles.
There is a seating area with two swivel seats and fold-down table and five television screens (two with Sky).
The driver’s area has two leather seats and a custom GB dashboard with integrated Kenwood satellite navigation and CD unit. The vehicle is fitted with privacy blinds throughout for overnight stays and there is air conditioning throughout.
The Sporthome has five doors, including a sliding side door and barn doors to access the storage and workshop area. It is fitted with two roof windows and a pull-out awning for camping and overnight stays.
The Sporthome will be offered for sale at BCA Blackbushe on Thursday 21 September from 11am. See the full catalogue listing and images online at bca.co.uk.