Clas­sic TV Capri on of­fer

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

A pre-pro­duc­tion Ford Capri MKIII 3000S used in hit TV se­ries The Pro­fes­sion­als is to go un­der the ham­mer at Dux­ford on 20 April.

The Capri has done 77,300 miles, re­tains a record of its use in tele­vi­sion, and has be given an es­ti­mate of £35-45,000 by H&H Auc­tions for their sale at the Im­pe­rial War Mu­seum, Dux­ford, Cam­bridgeshire.

Reg­is­tered VHK 495S, wore the false plate UUO 303T dur­ing film­ing (1977-’81), and was used dur­ing se­ries two. The se­ries starred Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins and Gor­don Jack­son as agents of the fic­tional ‘CI5’.

The car was writ­ten off and sub­se­quently re­stored in the mid-1980s, and has since had fur­ther restora­tion work in­clud­ing a re­paint in its orig­i­nal Strato Sil­ver paint­work.

‘In The Pro­fes­sion­als, Bodie was an ex-mer­ce­nary, Para­trooper, and SAS sergeant will­ing to take on crim­i­nals on their own terms,’ says a spokesman for H&H Auc­tions.

‘His Capri was as much a star of the show as the stars them­selves, and it will be fondly re­mem­bered by millions who loved the se­ries when ini­tially broad­cast.’ Sam Skel­ton

www.clas­sic-auc­tions.com

The 77,000-mile car has a cur­rent MoT and has been re­stored by its cur­rent owner.

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