David Beckham's old TVR fetches £71k

Nic Cackett

It's not easy getting market value when it comes to selling your car second hand. The first phone calls will be from dealers or agents chancing their arm, and they'll be followed by a parade of dreamers, test pilots and tyre kickers all intent on picking up a bargain from right in front of your house.

If your former pride and joy happens to be a sports car then things get even worse. Particularly British sports car with a reputation for questionable reliability from now defunct manufacturers.

The only things guaranteed to turn this nightmare into a profitable dream are rarity and/or a celebrity name among the former keepers. No one should expect much of a premium from Kerry Katona's old Golf, but a real A-lister can mean the list price rockets - as it has in this case...