He's gone up a gear! Michael McIntyre shows off his new £150,000 Ferrari California complete with matte paint job

By Daily Mail Reporter


When he was just a penniless stand-up his car was a rusty old Austin Metro.

But with his latest tour about to earn him a record £12million, Michael McIntyre’s new £150,000 Ferrari is unlikely to leave much of a dent in his bank balance.

Clearly proud of his new toy, he looked pleased as he parked it outside his £3.5million home in London after having its sleek matte finish hand-cleaned. 

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The comedian parks up his £150,000 Ferrari California outside his family home in London

The comedian parks up his £150,000 Ferrari California outside his family home in London

Michael McIntyre pulls out of a garage with his new car, which has a top speed of 193mph and can do 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds

Michael McIntyre pulls out of a garage with his new car, which has a top speed of 193mph and can do 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds

The Ferrari California – which has a top speed of 193mph and can do 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds – is just the latest in the comedian’s impressive line up of cars, said to include a top of the range Jaguar, a BMW X5 and a Porsche Cayenne.

His collection is a reminder of just how far he’s come in the last eight years.

 

Before his big break with an appearance on the Royal Variety Show in 2006, the 38-year-old was living in a one-bedroom flat in North London with his wife Kitty and their newborn son Lucas.

He was £40,000 in debt and money was so tight they used a salvaged old microwave oven as a dining table.

But in 2012 McIntyre was reported to be the highest grossing comedian in the world after his Showtime tour took £21million – of which he is thought to have pocketed £9.2million.

In 2012 McIntyre was reported to be the highest grossing comedian in the world after his Showtime tour took £21million

In 2012 McIntyre was reported to be the highest grossing comedian in the world after his Showtime tour took £21million

And his 2015 tour Happy & Glorious is expected to be the most profitable UK stand-up tour of all time.

A source close to him said: ‘With the expected demand there will be extra dates and he will play to up to 750,000 people by the end. Throw in the DVD and [it] could end up taking more than £30million.

‘Even after a huge tax bill and expenses, Michael will still pocket over £12million.’

McIntyre has also previously been a judge on Britain’s Got Talent and hosted his own chat show on BBC1 earlier this year.


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If you don't understand what a Ferrari is all about then don't comment as you just make yourself look foolish.

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The words McIntyre and comedian should never be used in the same sentence.

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I'm not quite sure why everyone slates people who drive supercars in cities.. They have earn't the right to own a car like this. Besides, have you heard the sound these things make at slow speeds? That'd be enough for me!

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A shocking waste of money IMO but it's his money so he can do with it what he wants !

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Matte finish - why? He can spend his money how he wants to - but matte finish?

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He is not funny..

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So he doesn't drown himself in the bathtub after reading all these awful, nasty comments, I'll say that I find him hilarious. I traveled all the way from the USA to see his Showtime tour and I'm coming over again next year for the Happy & Glorious tour - even got up at 4AM my time to make sure I got good seats. The car he drives or the house he lives in?? Irrelevant.

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Matt black wrap is sooo 2009

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There is something really sad about a middle aged dad driving a car like this?

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So, who would you want driving a car like this? A spoilt little rich kid with no value to their possession, no concern for anybody's safety, including their own? I am by no means a fan of Michael McIntyre, but at least he has earned the right to own this car and having done so, whatever his age, he is more likely to be a responsible owner. Ask yourself, would you post the same message if you had a child killed by an irresponsible little oink driving a car well beyond their means... would you?

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Sell out. He may have the money now but his credibility has taken abashing. He's running out of material faster than John Bishop.

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