Two nice lit­tle earn­ers

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

A pair of cars that fea­tured in the long-run­ning Min­der TV se­ries is com­ing up for sale at auc­tion.

Arthur Da­ley’s 1981 Daim­ler Sov­er­eign and Terry McCann’s 1977 2.0-litre Ford Capri are both in­cluded in H&H Clas­sics’ sale at the Im­pe­rial War Mu­seum, Dux­ford, Cam­bridgeshire on 20 April. The Daim­ler – es­ti­mated at £35,000-45,000 – has re­cently been re-fin­ished in its orig­i­nal Port­land Beige liv­ery and has had £5000 worth of me­chan­i­cal work car­ried out. It has 43,990 miles on the clock.

The late Ge­orge Cole, who played Arthur Da­ley in the hit TV se­ries, 1974-’94, was in­ter­ested in buy­ing the car him­self but it was given away in a TV Times com­pe­ti­tion.

The Ford Capri driven by Den­nis Water­man – Terry McCann in the orig­i­nal se­ries – has 88,700 miles on the clock and is es­ti­mated at £65,000 to £85,000 due to the cur­rent in­ter­est in Capris (see also page 4-5). The two cars ap­peared in The Cars of Min­der fea­ture in the De­cem­ber 2014 is­sue of CCW’s sis­ter pub­li­ca­tion Prac­ti­cal Clas­sics.

‘Both cars have been es­ti­mated to make al­lowance for their small-screen his­tory,’ says James McWil­liam, H&H mo­tor­car spe­cial­ist. ‘Th­ese cars are celebri­ties in their own right.’ www.clas­sic-auc­tions.com

Would you buy a used mo­tor from th­ese men? Terry and Arthur are look­ing for pun­ters.

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