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Selling a Sellers

Continuing our look at the lots in the forthcoming Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show sale, we highlight a 1966 Lotus Elan S2 originally owned by Peter Sellers

 

Delivered new to Peter Sellers in July 1966 at his home in Panton Street, off Haymarket in London, a Lotus Elan S2 that the actor and comedian owned is to be sold at the 14th and 15th November Silverstone Auctions’ NEC Classic Motor Show sale.

 

Ex-Peter Sellars 1966 Lotus Elan S2 - Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show sale, 14th/15th November 2015
The Lotus on offer
Ex-Peter Sellars 1966 Lotus Elan S2 - Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show sale, 14th/15th November 2015
Documents confirming Peter Sellers’ ownership are included in the sale
Ex-Peter Sellars 1966 Lotus Elan S2 - Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show sale, 14th/15th November 2015
The interior of the car
Ex-Peter Sellars 1966 Lotus Elan S2 - Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show sale, 14th/15th November 2015
Peter Sellers in the car

 

Priced with a guide of £45,000 to £50,000, the four owner car has covered an unverified 65,611 miles and has been in dry storage since 2005. Its condition is described as being a “little tired” but, as the auction house points out: “Whether this little white Elan interests you as a motoring project or a piece of movie memorabilia, please come and talk to us”.

 

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1 comment on “Selling a Sellers”

  1. LOTUS

    Loads Of Trouble Usually Serious

    PUERILE

    Pensioners Unfortunately, Endlessly Relate Inevitably Lamentable Etymons

    Cardiff

    In the early sixties; a pal of mine ( age twenty seven ) and I ( aged twenty ) built TVR and Lotus kit cars for local petrol heads

    In 1964, a legendry local hooligan – Maurice Charles, was selling his ex factory supported D type for either eighteen hundred and fifty pounds in his local car showroom

    Maurice blew up two race engines in practise, failed to enter; so the engine was fine

    My pal couldn’t get finance or insurance on the D type; so he bought a new Elan………

    Charlie Sgonina – a famous local two wheel flyer – drove a DBR 1 ( about twenty millon these days ) on the road and in local sprints

    I bet other of Matthew’s contributors have better sob stories, but I won.t bet much

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