In 2011, after crashing into a hedge in Oxfordshire, his insurance company was handed a £910,000 repair bill in what is thought to be the biggest-ever single car insurance claim.David Clark, boss of Taylor and Crawley and the man who originally sold Atkinson the F1, confirmed he has sold the car. There was interest from around the world and it has gone to a British buyer who will drive it like Rowan did. Rowan is pleased, but also maybe a bit sad as he did 40,000 miles in it." • Rowan Atkinson suffers head-on crash at Goodwood Revival • Mr Bean to the rescue: Atkinson helps man injured in car crash Mr Clark, a former sales and marketing director at Mc Laren, would not reveal the price paid by the unknown Briton.
He said: 'He has built extensively around the world winning very many awards and he's very highly regarded as one of the world's leading architects.A full cast is yet to be confirmed, although pre-production has begun.The comic actor bought his beloved Mc Laren F1 in 1997 for around £540,000.Quartermaine’s Terms, first staged in 1981, is perhaps Simon Gray’s finest work, an English drama that can genuinely stand comparison with Chekhov in its ability to combine comedy with a powerful undertow of melancholy and loss.But Gray is no longer alive to enjoy it, and Quartermaine’s Terms also marks the theatrical swansong of the West End producer Michael Codron, retiring after more than half a century as the most discriminating of theatrical impresarios.