He’s best known for hurtling through space and time in the Tardis, but at the tender age of 18, Matt Smith’s choice of transport was far less impressive.
When the Doctor Who actor first passed his driving test, the first vehicle he purchased was a 2000 silver Vauxhall Corsa, fondly termed “The Shed”. Since then his career has gone stratospheric while his beloved car’s wheels have remained firmly on the ground – in his parents’ drive to be precise.
Now Smith is transferring his career across the pond to Hollywood, he’s selling his first car on eBay to raise money for Starlight Children’s Foundation. But while the Tardis has undergone several revamps, “The Shed” has retained its characteristic quirks such as a wing mirror held on with gaffer tape and one or two notable bumps and scratches – the result of many journeys to university in Norwich, the National Youth theatre, and even some of the Doctor Who locations.
“While I have been travelling the universe in my Tardis, my much-loved Vauxhall Corsa, aka The Shed, has been parked outside my parents’ house,” said Smith. “As my first ever car, it has seen lots of adventures, not to mention a fair few mishaps (hence the dents).
“I’ll be very sad to see it go but I understand my parents want their driveway back! I’d love to find a new owner for this great little car, particularly as all the profits will go to Starlight, which is an amazing charity that brightens the lives of seriously and terminally ill children.”
Bidding started at just 99p with the current price at £560. To make an offer, visit The Shed’s eBay page here.