A Porsche 911 Carrera from 1984 owned by former Top Gear co-presenter James May will be going under the hammer during the Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale.

May bought the vehicle in 2007 during recording of the Radio 4 documentary 'Speed, Greed and the M25'. It has appeared on screen too, notably in the 'Airfix' episode of James May's 'Toy Stories' and in the Top-Gear online film 'James drives to work'.

This one has a 3.2-liter flat-six naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine that generates 231 PS (170 kW). According to the seller – the Bonhams, it has 88,513 km (55,000 miles) on the odometer and has been properly maintained.

In fact, Mays says the 911 has only been used as a “hobby” car, in good weather. “It was donated to my dad to use for the past four years, as he never owned a proper sports car. Recently he decided that he was getting on a bit to be seen in a retro stockbroker's car, and my mother hated it,” he also comments.

The sports vehicle is expected to fetch between 28,000 and 34,000 GBP (around 43,675 – 53,000 USD).

Gallery: James May's 1984 Porsche 911 to be auctioned

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