Del Boy's Ford Capri 'pratmobile' up for auction

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A 1980 Ford Capri S, made famous in Only Fools & Horses as Del Boy's 'pratmobile' is up for auction at this weekend's Autosport International show in Birmingham.

With a guide price of £24,000-£28,000 set by auctioneers Coys, the garish lime green car comes with its original 2.0-litre engine as well as tiger fur interior and pink aerials - just as it appeared in the famous television series.
Seen in the episodes "He Aint Heavy He's My Uncle" in 1991 and "If They Could See Us Now" in 2001, the car - a gift from Del to his girlfriend in the show - was famously dubbed the 'pratmobile' by brother Rodney.

The present owner purchased the car in 1998 from Elstree Studios and has stored the car ever since, and it even comes with a MoT.

Also up for sale at the show, is a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow owned by rock legend Freddie Mercury.

With a guide price of only £9,000-£11,000, the motor was bought by Mercury's company Goose Productions in 1979, and his been looked after by the singer's sister since his death in November 1991. It was most recently used for the premier of "We Will Rock You".
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