Throughout the history of British TV, there have been legendary shows like Only Fools and Horses and Inspector Morse. These kind of shows have produced a range of memorabilia that has proven popular at auctions. The cars in particular have fetched high prices, with the new owners demonstrating a diehard love for the vehicles. We’re listing four cars from British TV shows that sold at auction.
Reliant Robin from Only Fools and Horses – £42,000
Del Boy and Rodney are two of the most iconic characters in British TV history. Their bright yellow trading van has a similar level of fame, so it’s no surprise that fans were fighting over it. Originally, the Reliant Robin was estimated to fetch £15,000 at the Silverstone Auction. But it ended up selling for a total cost of £41,625.
Jaguar Mark II from Inspector Morse – Over £100,000
The Jaguar Mark II seen in Inspector Morse was one of the most memorable aspects of the show. It became synonymous with the late John Thaw, who drove it with style over the course of the series. It went on sale in 2005 and due to the bid being sealed, the final value was never disclosed. It’s believed the Jaguar sold for over £100,000
Ford Capri from Minder – £52,000
Minder followed the adventures of Arthur Daley and his bodyguard Terry McCann. There were a number of memorable motors on the show, but McCann’s Ford Capri turned out to be one of the most popular. In 2016, the Capri went for £52,000 at the H&H Classics sale at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.
Fiat Cinquecento from The Inbetweeners – £21,100
The Inbetweeners is one of the funniest British sitcoms of all time, from its bumbling main characters, to its portrayal of high school life in Britain. Simon’s terrible yellow car, a busted up Fiat Cinquecento, was auctioned off in the 2011 Comic Relief campaign. After 74 bids, the car raised over £21,0000.