Classic Cars: Touch of humour up for sale
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Two cars steeped in British comedy folklore were sold at auction in the United Kingdom at the weekend.
Comedian Eric Morecombe's Jensen Interceptor, the car in which he had a heart attack while driving just two months after buying it, sold for NZ$181,342.
The Reliant Regal. Picture/ Silverstone Auctions.
Meanwhile an Only Fools and Horses television show Reliant Regal three-wheel-van sold for almost $79,000.
Both vehicles were sold under the hammer during the Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show during the weekend.
The 1996 Mk1 Jensen Interceptor coupe was bought new by the late comedian in September 1968. He paid $8520, roughly double the price of a Jaguar E-Type and more than an Aston Martin DB6 at the time.
Silverstone Auctions had expected the Interceptor to sell for between $170,000 and $208,000.
The Reliant Regal, which appeared in episode 62 of the Only Fools and Horses series, had been reconditioned to celebrate its appearance on the programme.