One of the original Only Fools and Horses van for sale
Silverstone auctions are known for their fine and exotic cars but joining them is the Only Fools and Horses van, a Reliant Regal Supervan III that is more well known than most sought after sportscars.
The van is one of the most recognised vehicles on television, it stared alongside David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst in the show. On screen it was used for transporting the family to several destinations and is believed to have stood up to the rigorous long filming days well.
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 (for a three-wheeler!).
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’.
The van 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).
Gary Dunne, Silverstone Auctions Sales Controller, commented, “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”.
Due to government restrictions, Silverstone Auctions have changed the date for this auction to Saturday 27th March. The importance of pre-sale viewings for their customers led to this revised date in the hope that they will be able to provide this service in due course.