One of the original half a dozen Reliants from popular 1980s sitcom Only Fools and Horses is set to go to auction on Saturday 27 March at Silverstone Auctions first sale of 2021, the Race Retro Live Online Auction.
The 1972 Reliant Regal Supervan III is complemented by some BBC headed paper with a BBC key tag signifying that this is one of the original vehicles from the 22-year lifespan production of the show, previously owned by John Mansfield (BBC).
The van has been lightly used by its present owner for six years.
In preparation for the sale, the van has gone through some recommissioning, including new tyres, the brakes overhauled and the fuel system checked through and is said to drive well.
The van remains unique with the fluffy dice, ‘Tax in the Post’ sign in the wind screen and the inflatable doll in the rear window is from one of the most popular episodes ‘Danger UXD’.
Gary Dunne, Silverstone Auctions Sales Controller, said: “This is one of half a dozen original cars that featured over two decades of Only Fools and Horses, and the second in which Silverstone Auctions have had the honour of selling.
“Going under the hammer in our first sale of 2021, this will certainly be one of the star cars; a great opportunity to own a slice of British comedy history”.