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A YOUTUBER has bought Marcus Rashford’s old Rolls-Royce, which was wrecked in a crash in September — but admits “the damage was way worse than I first thought”.

Made by Rolls Royce in collaboration with German luxury car manufacturer Mansory, Rashford originally paid an eye-watering £700,000 for the vehicle.

But the car was written off last September when Rashford was involved in a collision.

Fortunately, neither Rashford or the other driver were injured in the crash, which also saw the car knock over a traffic pole.

The accident caused extensive damage to the left side of the vehicle and subsequently saw it listed for auction.

YouTuber Mat Armstrong, who boasts 2.55million subscribers, bought the vehicle for £185k, a snip of the original £700k Rashford paid for the vehicle.

But he admits that he was shocked at how bad the damage to the car actually was, and described it as “wrecked”.

Despite the car clearly being severely damaged in the pictures on the online listing, it was claimed by the auction company that the car could start.

But the YouTuber had no such luck, and had to work for much of the evening to fire it up even once.

He jokingly added: “There’s no way they started it. The only person who would know if this thing starts is Rashford.”

After a night toiling away, they eventually did manage to jump start the vehicle, using Mat’s father’s Citroen people-carrier.

But that proved to be a one-off, with the car then failing to start on its own accord.

Upon closer inspection, Mat said: “The suspension’s a mess,” Before adding: “And the exhaust is perished.”

He then compared the curvature on the car caused by the crash to that of a banana.

Adding to the problem is the fact that the Rolls is a Mansory Black Badge, with Mansory parts being some of the most expensive in the world.

One of the Mansory logos on the outside of the car alone would have cost over a grand to replace, which showed the scale of the task ahead.

The solution seems to be that the YouTuber will buy an older second hand Rolls Royce and use it for parts, with the cheapest car costing around £90k.

The video showcasing the project was only uploaded yesterday, and the project still has a long way to go, so the rest of the restoration is likely to follow soon. — Sun.

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