Image copyright Justin G Harris
Image caption The Jaguar E-Type Series III was driven by Del Boy and Rodney in an episode of Only Fools and Horses

A vintage Jaguar sports car made famous when it featured in Only Fools and Horses has sold for more than 115,000.

The “old English white” Jaguar E-Type Series III was driven by comedy characters Del Boy and Rodney in an episode of the BBC series.

In the 1981 episode, the pair borrowed the car from John Challis’s character Boycie for a “night on the tiles”.

It had been expected to fetch 85,000 in an auction at Blenheim Palace but sold for 115,800.

‘Proud to be British’

Image copyright Justin G Harris
Image caption The vintage sports car had been expected to sell for about 85,000
Image copyright Silverstone Auctions
Image caption The car comes with a miniature model signed by both David Jason and John Challis

Finished with a blue leather interior, the 1973 Series III Roadster, owned by a Swansea businessman, includes a die-cast model signed by both David Jason and John Challis.

 
Media captionSir William requested electric rear windows

A 1961 Jaguar car once owned by the company’s founder was also due to be auctioned. The Mk X, built in Coventry, belonged to Sir William Lyons and was made to his personal specifications – with a leather interior and rear picnic tables in walnut.

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