Only Fools and Horses Reliant Regal driven by David Jason is now available to buy

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The original 1972 Reliant Regal is one of just half a dozen models used when filming the iconic BBC show. Used by David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, the classic vehicle is one of the most recognisable vehicles of TV history.

Capable of top speeds of 55mph, the car is still in immaculate condition despite the rigorous filming schedule over 30 years ago.

The car has gone through some restorations with new tyres fitted and new brakes installed.

Silverstone Auctions – in charge of selling the vehicle – confirm the car’s fuel system has also been checked thoroughly.

However classic Only Fools and Horses memories remain with the iconic fluffy dice still on display.

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A “Tax in the Post” sign is still visible in the windscreen with an inflatable doll in the rear window straight from the ‘Danger UXD’ episode.

To complete the bodywork, the car still has its famous”‘Trotters Independent Traders” slogan emblazoned on the side.

Gary Dunne, Silverstone Auctions Sales Controller said the model will be one of the “star cars” of the sale.

He added purchasing the model is a “great opportunity” for fans to own a slice of TV history.

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Mr Dunne 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”.

The car’s owner will also receive a BBC shaded paper with a BBC key tag to confirm this was one of the original vehicles used during the production.

Action experts said the van has been used lightly but its present owner for six years.

Silverstone Auctions has yet to provide an official auction price for the vehicle.

However, an identical model was sold for almost double its original price when it hit the Silverstone Auction hammer in 2017.

The car has been expected to sell for just £20,000 but rose to £37,000 after wild interest in the historic vehicle.

The anonymous buyer spent a total of £41,625 on the car when all fees were later added on.

Speaking after the 2017 auction, a spokesman for Silverstone Auctions confirmed the car had been sold for more than many had predicted.

A spokesman said: I think most people thought it would settle around the £15,000 mark so the amount it sold for was fantastic. You could say it was cushty.

“The vendor was delighted with the outcome.”

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