Two nice little earners
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.