PM Cameron's Fiat 500 sells for £18k

Cameron's 500
David Cameron's pint-sized car has just fetched double what valuers thought it would.

A 1971 Fiat 500, formerly owned by the Prime Minister, has been sold for an impressive £18,150 last weekend – around twice its estimate.
The baby Fiat was bought by Cameron in 1998 as a surprise present for wife Samantha. The mini-slice of Italy was sold on ten years later - having clocked up just 1,000 miles in the couple's care, and a believed 13,000 miles over its entire lifetime.

Cameron sold the car for just £1,000 to a man in the Cotswolds who subsequently had it restored. It was expected to reach between £8,000 and £12,000 at the Footman James Classic Motor Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

The car sparked a bidding war, however, with punters desperate to get their hands on the car.

Will Smith, from Silverstone Auctions, told the Daily Mail: "We're delighted with the sale and the lady who owned it is over the moon too - it goes to show what a famous owner can do for the price of a classic car.

"There were two main bidders, one in the room and one on the phone and they wouldn't stop bidding - they both really wanted the car."

The 500 was sold to a British collector. Nick Whale, Silverstone Auction's managing director, said: "No matter what your political persuasion, this is one cool car."
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