An electrician from London dusts down his overalls after swapping his van for a £150k Aston Martin convertible thanks to a stunning BOTB win.
Sparks were flying in London last week after an electrician scooped a convertible Aston Martin DB9 in the weekly BOTB competition.
Francois Chklar (CORR) is used to dealing with power but even he might struggle with the 510bhp on offer, propelling the car from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds.
The 36-year-old was ambushed by BOTB Boss Will Hindmarch as he worked on a construction site in Shepherd’s Bush.
“It’s just the most incredible news,” Francois stuttered, flanked by cheering work colleagues.
Of course, not everything ran smoothly, as the electrician explains: “I FaceTimed my partner, Lydia, and told her the news but she said ‘You told me you’d stopped playing that game?’ I showed her the car next to me so hopefully she’ll forgive me!”
The father-of-one, from Camden, may run into another issue – baby number two is on the way. “Yes, not the most practical motor but this is my dream car so I’m sure we can make it work.”
Will said he was delighted for Francois. “I can honestly say that I have the best job in the world,” he said. “Travelling somewhere new each week to give people the keys to a dream car is incredibly rewarding.
“There’s a huge team of people at BOTB involved in the winner’s surprise and to see the reaction on Francois’ face when we turned up just makes the whole thing worthwhile.
“He’s won an incredible piece of kit but he’ll have to get changed before he drives it,” Will laughed.
BOTB surprises a winner with a dream car every week and has given away cars worth over £18million since it was founded in 1999.
The dream car competition company has stands in many well-known shopping centres and all of Britain’s major airports.