Gently does it!
TV show’s Rover 2000, Ford Corsair, Humber Sceptre, and others are for sale
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.