Del Boy's Reliant on sale at NEC Motorshow
by Helen Jackson |
posted 03 November 2017
The iconic, bright yellow Reliant Regal three-wheeler from the legendary BBC series ‘Only Fools and Horses’ is going on sale. It has been consigned by Silverstone Auctions to its two-day classic car sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show.
The car will be on show at Birmingham NEC on November 11th.
The 1968 Reliant Regal is one of the most recognisable and loved classic cars of the small screen. It played a big role in Del Boy and Rodney’s many unruly adventures in the much-loved comedy.
'BWC 94F' was used in the 2002 Christmas Special, ‘If They Could See Us Now’, and also featured in the BBC DVD ‘The Story of Only Fools and Horses.' As well as in several issues of the fanzine "Hookie Street”. The car and its non-standard features are exactly the same as it was in the 2002 Christmas Special.
“Del Boy’s Reliant Regal is one of the most distinctive cars of BBC comedy history,” explains Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions. “Only Fools and Horses has a fan base spanning several generations and is something of a British treasure, so to have the van from the series for auction is a real treat which will no doubt draw the crowds.”
The van will appear in all its cherished glory. Complete with tiger print plush interior and ‘Trotters Independent Trading Co’ decals. Accessories include a "Tax in Post" window notice, nodding tiger, roof rack with suitcase, set of furry dice, personalised rubber foot mats and a set of blow-up plastic dolls.
Could you want any more from a car?!
The iconic van has 71,778 miles recorded on the clock and is supplied with its original owner’s handbook and letters in the history file from the BBC which confirms its authenticity. The car’s MOT is valid until 9th June 2018 – but that’s not all the new owner walks away with.
The van also comes with:
A reconditioned engine
A full synchromesh gearbox
A remote-control key start
A cassette radio and DVD player
And, of course, a smoke machine, emitting smoke from the exhaust – a must for all vehicles!
The classic van will be offered at the auction with ‘No Reserve’ so you could get your hands on it for next to nothing!
Silverstone Auctions Managing Director, Nick Whale continues. “Disregarding its TV provenance, it’s probably that most reliable example of this ‘marque’ that you will find and has even participated in the London to Bright rally in 2001 and 2004.”
If you’re attending the Classic Motorshow in Birmingham NEC – you’re in for a treat!