On this day in auto history – February 27th

Sat 27th Feb 2021

On this day in 2007, a specialist auction staged by Coys of Kensington (London) hit the headlines after two of the most iconic cars in television history sold for double their original estimates.

Firstly, a yellow, three-wheel Reliant Regal used in the hit comedy, Only Fools and Horses, emblazoned with the sign 'Trotters Independent Trading Co', changed hands for £44,227.

The 1972 model - the second of three used in the series’ history - featured in the classic episode where characters Del and Rodney dressed as Batman and Robin.

Ironically, later in the day, a 1966 'Batmobile', used the promote the hit 60’s TV series Batman, was sold for just shy of £120,000.