Gen­tly does it!

TV show’s Rover 2000, Ford Cor­sair, Hum­ber Scep­tre, and oth­ers are for sale

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - David Brown Con­tact Ai­dan Dyson 07717 325511

Fans of BBC TV’s In­spec­tor Ge­orge Gen­tly are be­ing of­fered the chance to buy some of the cars fea­tured in the se­ries.

Car Crew North East has sourced pe­riod-cor­rect ve­hi­cles for sev­eral TV se­ries in­clud­ing Heart­beat but is look­ing to sell off some of the clas­sics used in the re­cent Ge­orge Gen­tly pro­grammes to make room for other ve­hi­cles.

The star car is the 1968 Rover 2000 that has been driven by the epony­mous se­ries star Martin Shaw in some of the episodes. With 47,000 miles un­der its belt, it’s for sale at £4795. A num­ber of dif­fer­ent cars have been used over the film­ing of the dif­fer­ent se­ries, but the one that has ap­peared for the long­est pe­riod is the blue Ford Cor­sair driven by De­tec­tive Sergeant Bac­chus, played by Lee In­gleby. With 54,000 miles on the clock, this car­ries a £4500 price tag. Other cars from the se­ries in­clude a 1972 Hum­ber Scep­tre and a 1971 Tri­umph 2000 priced at £2500 each, while a Tri­umph Her­ald 12/60 con­vert­ible with 91,000 miles on the odome­ter is avail­able at £1750.

The TV se­ries is based on the nov­els by Alan Hunter, but the lo­ca­tion was switched from Nor­folk to the north east for the tele­vi­sion se­ries.

All the cars be­ing of­fered for sale are run­ners, have cur­rent MoTs and can be ex­am­ined at the com­pany’s head­quar­ters in Lanch­ester, County Durham.

Rover 2000 and Ford Cor­sair dur­ing film­ing out­side the fic­ti­tious North East Con­stab­u­lary build­ing. Martin Shaw as In­spec­tor Ge­orge Gen­tly in the 1968 Rover 2000 – yours for £4795.

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