Arthur Dailey's Daimler and iconic EastEnders milk float up for auction


Two British television treasures will be the stars of an upcoming Silverstone auction as a 1981 Daimler Sovereign saloon from hit show Minder and an ex-EastEnders 1969 Morris Milk Float are to go under the hammer.
> Anyone who has tuned into the high drama of smash hit soap opera EastEnders will likely have spotted YLK 611G – the 1969 Morris Milk Float that was decked out in the colours of the fictional Walford depot and could often be seen rattling around the cobbled streets of Albert Square during early morning scenes.

The float has been completely unmolested during its time on the EastEnders set but a spokesperson for Silverstone Auctions claims it has 'not been charged in a long time' and requires 'a little care and attention' to bring it back to its former glory.

Next up on the lot list is notorious car salesman Arthur Daley's 1981 Daimler Sovereign saloon from hit ITV show Minder. The vehicle is set to fetch between £10,500 and £15,000 as fans compete to own a slice of television history.

The car was driven extensively by both Arthur (George Cole) and Terry (Dennis Waterman) from series four through to six of the show, as well as featuring in two Christmas specials 'Around The Corner' in 1984 and 'The Orient Express' in 1985.

As well as being treated to a full bodywork restoration in 1986 and 1987, the big Daimler is also sold with a new MOT and six months tax in the window.

Commenting on these TV icons, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, said: "We've sold our fair share of famous vehicles in the past and it's wonderful to be able to add these two fascinating lots to the list. This is a fantastic opportunity for collectors of television memorabilia as well as classic car fans to acquire two very special vehicles indeed."