Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 13°C

Search

Cressing: Lovely jubbly! Only Fools and Horses car up for sale

PUBLISHED: 13:43 04 January 2013

Ian Nixon of Cressing near Barintree with his Capri from Only Fools and Horses that is to be auctioned off in Birmingham. The loud interior of the car.

Ian Nixon of Cressing near Barintree with his Capri from Only Fools and Horses that is to be auctioned off in Birmingham. The loud interior of the car.

Archant

IT’s green, garish and was once destined for the scrap yard.

But the Ford Capri which featured in legendary sitcom Only Fools and Horses is set for a new lease of life.

Once dubbed the “Pratmobile” by Rodney, the famous lime green car is up for sale.

It was first seen in the fifth episode of series seven - He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Uncle.

In the show Del Boy bought the vehicle for £400 from second-hand car dealer Boycie for his wife Raquel.

Now the current owner, Ian Nixon, is putting the car up for auction.

Mr Nixon, from Cressing near Braintree, bought the car in 1998. His father spotted it during a visit to Elstree Film Studios in north London while looking for props to rent for a party.

Mr Nixon, who works as a wedding chauffeur, said: “It still drives OK but it’s more of a collector’s item.

“The car was at Elstree studios. MGM Cars supply vehicles for TV and film and they finished filing with it and it was for sale.

“My dad was at the studios looking for props to rent when he saw it and negotiated a deal and bought it for me.

“I’m sad to see it go but I could do with the money!”

The car was built in 1980 and, true to Del Boy taste, features garish tiger print covered seats.

It will be auctioned by Coys at Auto Sport Car Show at the NEC in Birmingham on January 12.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

A group of men from London are facing drugs charges and money laundering offences after a police chase on the A14 at the weekend.

Drivers heading home from work in west Suffolk this evening could face long delays on the A11 after a lorry tipped over on the southbound carriageway near Barton Mills.

Proposals for an accommodation complex housing 2,400 power station construction workers in Suffolk have been criticised in an independent report – with energy bosses urged to rethink the plans.

Police have named a 43-year-old man who died in a crash on the A140 at Mendlesham yesterday as Colin Fisk from Kesgrave.

An Ipswich computer repairer who downloaded child porn has walked free from court after a judge decided not to send him straight to prison.

A jealous Suffolk man who fired a BB gun at a car after finding text messages from the vehicle’s owner on his partner’s phone has been jailed for ten months.

A Suffolk footballer who lost both his legs in a horrific hit and run crash has fulfilled his ambition of walking down the aisle on his wedding day.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24