THE ORIGINAL MEMORABILIA COMPANY
~ JOHN CLEESE'S BELOVED 1987 BENTLEY EIGHT ~
INCLUDING A PRIVATE LUNCH IN LONDON WITH MR CLEESE
- This auction includes 5 items :-
1) The 1987 Bentley Eight that John Cleese has owned for the last 25 years.
2) A private lunch with John Cleese in London at a date to be advised.
3) A handwritten and very personal letter signed by John Cleese about his much loved Bentley which
talks about some of the cars famous passengers including Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline.
4) An unframed limited edition lithograph from The Original Memorabilia Company of Basil Fawlty
giving his least favourite car 'a damn good thrashing' personally signed by John Cleese.
5) All supporting paperwork including 12 months MOT, 4 months Tax, service history
and UK Registration Certificate (Log book) and an all weather cover.
~ What John Cleese says about his car ~
‘Twenty-five years on it is a little faded, and needs some TLC to restore to its natural beauty including
some attention to the battle scars from a quarrel with a gate post the last time I drove it but it remains
a fabulous car to drive and is the most beautiful car I have ever owned. It’s like driving a Starfighter.
It has been utterly reliable and it also removed any sense of haste from my life. You don’t drive it,
you guide it. Yet, if you need a moment of acceleration, the power surges like a battleship’.
~ Car facts & figures ~
Current Mileage : 73505
MOT Expiry: November 2013
Tax Expiry: March 2013
Last Service: December 2011
Service History: Last serviced in December 2011 with supporting paperwork however the book is last stamped by 'Silver Lady Bentley and Rolls Royce of South Ruislip' with a service date of 23rd March 1999 and mileage of 64596. Service stamp prior to this is 1991 and mileage of 37800 by Jack Barclay.
~ General Condition ~
Mechanically the car is in excellent condition and runs beautifully and has just sailed through a November MOT. The interior has been well looked after although half of the veneer is missing from the top of both rear door panels. Outside the car does need a little TLC. It has the previously mentioned scrape to 3 panels on the near side, some cracking to the paintwork where the roof meets the OSR pillar and some chipped paint in various spots with the largest on the NSR pillar. Nothing though too serious.
~ Car location ~
The car is currently in storage in the UK and can be viewed in Kent by prior arrangement.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
~About the The Original Memorabilia Company ~
The Original Memorabilia Company are established publishers and retailers of limited edition lithographs signed
by celebrity subjects and are acting as agents in this sale. We believe all information to be an honest and accurate representation of this auction however we cannot be held responsible in anyway shape or form for any inaccuracies. All information has been provided to us by the owner or the owners representatives. As a bidder and buyer it is your responsibility to satisfy yourself that this information is correct.
Viewing the Car
The car is in storage in the UK in Kent (not John Cleese's home)
and you are welcome to view the car prior to bidding.
The Winning Bidder, Payment & Collection
Full payment is required by bank transfer within 3 days of this auction ending.
In the event that payment has not been made in this time The Original Memorabilia Company
reserve the right to offer this lot to the next highest bidder. Payment details will be provided to the winning bidder.
It is the buyers responsibility to collect the car from Kent (UK) within
14 days from this auction ending. No delivery service is available.
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