Sir Alex Ferguson sells Chevrolet Captiva at auction

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Sir Alex Ferguson sells Chevrolet Captiva at auction

The former Manchester United boss and one of the most successful football managers of all time has sold his seven-seater runaround at a charity auction, with all proceeds going to serving and retired Royal Welsh Officers and Soldiers.

A number of items related to his last year at the helm of the club – including his big SUV Chevrolet Captiva – were sold at auction at the Sir Alex Ferguson Golf Classic event earlier this month at the Belfry, West Midlands.

Chevrolet took over as principal sponsors of Manchester United at the beginning of the season and as part of the contract, players and managers were able to select a Chevrolet from the line-up to use as a company car.

Sir Alex Ferguson famously banned his younger players from driving the American marque's famous 198mph Corvette supercar when Chevrolet first signed the deal, instead offering the less experienced footballers milder runarounds.

David Moyes reported for work as new manager on July 1st and he chose to follow in Sir Alex's footsteps by arriving in an understated black Chevrolet Captiva LTZ 2.2 VCDi.

The auction also boasted other, non car-related items too; including the handwritten final retirement statement drafted by Sir Alex and signed portraits of the Scotsman.

It is not known what Sir Alex will use now he has given up the luxury of a company car but with a reported fortune of around £34 million, it is fair to say he has the pick of the car market.