Last month I wrote about a Jaguar E-Type which featured in a an episode of the hit series Only Fools and Horses which was to be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at this year’s Salon Privé event. The 1973 featured in the second ever Only Fools and Horses episode ‘Go West Young Man’ in which Del Boy and Rodney are entrusted with Boycie’s pristine E-Type.
As is the way the Only Fools, the E-Type meets a bitter end towards the episode’s finale when it gets rear-ended by another car. The car was obviously not damaged in the process don’t think the car on sale had a massive dent on the back! The car may have featured in just one episode but it was quickly known as ‘Boycie’s E-Type’.
The car in fact belonged to a businessman from Swansea who was the first and only owner. The estimate for this British TV star was £75,000 to £85,000 but the car broke the six figure mark, selling for a total fee of £115,875. The sale of the classic roadster helped to contribute a total sale of £3.4million at the latest Silverstone Auctions’ sale – lovely jubbly!