Beckham's Olympic torch speedboat on sale
The speedboat David Beckham used to carry the Olympic torch up the River Thames to the Olympic Park has been put for sale in Surrey.
Beckham, watched by a global audience, piloted the Bladerunner RIB 35 craft down the river and under Tower Bridge during the opening ceremony on 27 July.
The flame was then passed to Sir Steve Redgrave who took it into the stadium.
The modified vessel is expected to fetch up to 300,000 pounds at auction at Brooklands in Weybridge on Monday, the BBC reports.
The vessel was fitted with four fake rockets that were used to emit smoke
Auctioneers Bonhams said the craft had been stripped of its 'Olympic paraphernalia' but retained its torchbearer seat and the four fake rockets used to emit smoke as the craft made its way from City Hall to the stadium, the paper added.
The firm said the speedboat would also come with an authentic Olympic Torch. The boat was built in 2007 by Hampshire-based ICE Marine and tested at a nature reserve on the River Hamble estuary prior to the opening ceremony.