Peter Sellers’ 911 for sale through Sus­sex dealer

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News - Tom Sey­mour

Peter Sellers’ Porsche 911 Turbo is be­ing put for sale by a clas­sic spe­cial­ist in East Sus­sex.

Wad­hurst-based Cas­tle Clas­sic Cars reck­ons the 1978 model – owned by the ac­tor and co­me­dian in the two years be­fore he died – says it’s hard to put a fig­ure on what the car will go for due to its con­di­tion and his­tory. The car can be seen in ITN archive footage of one of its in­ter­views with the star, of which Cas­tle Clas­sic Cars is now try­ing to ob­tain a copy.

Sellers specced out his 911 with op­tional sports seats, rub­ber buf­fers, chrome parts in black, coloured head­lamp rings, cli­mate con­trol and sun­roof. While it’s cov­ered 143,000 miles it’s had two en­gine re­builds, one in 1988 at 50,000 miles and a £6.5k over­haul back in March.

Di­rec­tor An­drew Collins says: ‘It’s the first time this car has been on the mar­ket since 1987. Me­chan­i­cally it is in great shape. The cur­rent owner has just de­cided now is the right time to sell.

‘I think if we get strong in­ter­est from a Peter Sellers fan it could put a pre­mium on the car. 911 Tur­bos of this era can fetch any­where up to £70,000, so we’ll see what hap­pens when it goes on sale.’

The 911 Turbo was one of the last cars bought by Peter Sellers, who also owned a Fer­rari 500 Su­per­fast and As­ton Martin DB4 GT at the height of his ca­reer.

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