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Peter Sellers Lotus set for sale

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A RARE 1966 Lotus Elan S2 once owned by actor Peter Sellers will be auctioned at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show on Saturday November 14 by Silverstone Auctions.

The car is estimated at between £45,000 and £50,000.

It was delivered to Peter Sellers’s Haymarket home on June 22, 1966, and driven by him, with wife Britt Ekland in the passenger seat, until February 1969. It then went through two other owners before being bought by the current vendor.

The car is offered for sale having been part of an extensive private classic car collection for over a decade. It is in fantastically original condition and has been in dry storage off the road since August 2005.

The Elan has covered 65,611 miles from new with the bodywork in good condition and ripe for a light restoration to return it to its former glory. Meanwhile the car is mechanically ‘on the button’.

The extensive history file contains the original V5 with Peter Sellers’ signature, as well as MoT certificates.

The Lotus will join nearly 100 other classic cars in an auction at the UK’s biggest classic car show on November 14 and 15.

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