NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2017

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1968 Reliant Regal - Ex- 'Only Fools and Horses'

Lot No.: 624

Registration: BWC 94F
Chassis Number: 694064
Engine Number: 115712
Number of cylinders: 2
CC: 598
Year of Manufacture: 1968
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 41,625

This Reliant Regal 3-wheeler was used in the trailer to the original TV series Only Fools and Horses in 2002. 'BWC 94F' can clearly be seen in the trailer to the episode of "If they could only see us now" where the car was driven in Monaco-no less, by Del and Rodney. It also features extensively in the Only Fools and Horses "Hookie Street" book. Letters in the history file to the then owner, John Mansfield, from the BBC also confirm its use by them.

The car, acquired from a Bonhams auction in 2008, has a reconditioned engine, a full synchromesh gearbox, a remote control key start (which can be operated from up to 50 metres away), a DVD player and cassette radio, a smoke machine which emits smoke from the exhaust when a valve is opened on the dashboard, a 'Tiger Skin' print interior, rubber mats with 'Del Boy' on the drivers side and 'Rodney' on the passenger side, inflatable dolls fitted which show up in the back window(!), a suitcase on the roof, and air horns. 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!

With 71,778 miles recorded, an MOT until 9th June 2018, and even an original owners handbook, what's not to like Rodney?!

Cushtie, you know it makes sense!