Del Boy's van drives to auction

"Stick a pony in me pocket, I'll fetch the suitcase from the van..."

A van from the TV show Only Fools and Horses

Del Boy used to say: 'He who dares wins.' But on November 26 it will be 'He (or she) who bids wins' as this iconic van comes up for auction. began the lyrics to the theme tune of one of Britain's greatest sitcom's Only Fools and Horses.

And the van in question is up for auction.

Many models of Del Boy's van would have been used in filming the show over many seasons. This particular one was used in various official publicity roles by both the BBC and independent companies.

It has been featured on memorabilia and merchandise and notably the leopard print DVD Complete Series Box Set.

This van once belonged to Perry Aghajanoff, president of the Only Fools & Horses Appreciation Society, and whenever a van was needed for publicity purposes, this was the model that was offered up.

It has also featured in dozens of television appearances relating to the show (such as documentaries and news reports).

Dell Boy's Reliant van

Don't be a plonker, bid now for this iconic item. Maybe this time next year you'll be a millionaire.

The interior of the driver's door was signed by Sir David Jason who played Del Boy – adding his iconic catchphrase 'Lovely Jubbly!' to his autograph.

Van door panel

David Jason's autograph and Del Boy's catchphrase 'Lovely Jubbly' on the inside of the door panel.

You can bid for the iconic Del Boy van in the sale at East Bristol Auctions to be hold on December 6. It has an estimate of £15,000-20,000; 'Cushtie' as Del might say.

Other Only Fools memorabilia in the auction includes:

Del Boy's bar

A cocktail bar

Identical to the model used in the series Del Boy's Cocktail Bar would certainly make a talking point in anyone's home. Estimate: £3000-5000.

A limited edition print

A limited edition photograph print

'That Wasn't The Hand I Dealt You' – a limited edition black and white print from the episode 'A Losing Streak'. Signed by Sir David Jason (Del) and John Challis (1942-2021 – Boycie). Estimate £150-250 but pre-auction bidding has already exceeded that value.

A starburst clock

A Starburst clock

Estimated at £400-600, this vintage Metamec-made starburst wall clock is identical to that seen in the Trotter flat kitchen during the 2001-2003 Christmas specials.

A model Trotter Air plane

Model aeroplane

A scarce 1/250 Scale Model 'Trotter Air Boeing 747' diecast model aeroplane. The model was based on a joke in the 1996 Christmas Special 'Heroes & Villains'. Estimate: £300-500.

Browse and bid – lovely jubbly!

Take a look at the full online catalogue for East Bristol Auctions' Only Fools & Horses - The 40th Anniversary Auction to see what else you can find.


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