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Only Fools and Horses Reliant Supervan for auction

Published 02 November 2017

The yellow Reliant Supervan used in the hit TV sitcom Only Fools and Horses is up for sale. The 1968 three-wheeler transported Del Boy and Rodney on their many riotous adventures in the smash-hit comedy.

The Regal-based van, 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. It will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the NEC motor show on 11-12 November.

Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions managing director, said, ‘Del Boy’s Reliant Regal is one of the most distinctive cars of BBC comedy history! 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.’

‘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 Brighton rally in 2001 and 2004,’ Whale added.

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Today the van appears exactly as it did on screen, complete with tiger print plush interior and ‘Trotters Independent Trading Co’ decals. Accessories including 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.

With a reconditioned engine, a full synchromesh gearbox, a remote control key start, a DVD player and cassette radio, and even a smoke machine which emits smoke from the exhaust, it will be offered at the auction without reserve.

With 71,778 miles recorded, the van is supplied with its original owners’ handbook, an MoT certificate until 9 June, 2018, and letters in the history file from the BBC which confirm its authenticity.

To find out more about the 1968 Reliant Regal - Ex- 'Only Fools and Horses' and Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show Sale visit silverstoneauctions.com.

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