A VINTAGE Peugeot 205 once owned by a famous BBC TV show writer has sold for £22,000.
The white 1990 Peugeot 205 GTI was once owned by Alf Wight OBE, better known by his alias James Herriot.
He is best known for writing a series of books, set between the 1930s and 1950s, dealing with veterinary practice, animals and their owners. She began with If Only They Could Talk, first released in 1970.
The books sold 60 million copies and sparked a film and 90 episode BBC TV show called All Creatures Great and Small, which starred Christopher Timothy.
“If a farmer called me with a sick animal, he wouldn’t care if I was George Bernard Shaw,” he once said of his writings.
Alf died of prostate cancer in 1995 aged 78 and owned the car between his retirement and his death in Thirsk, North Yorks.
Described as “very collectable”, the hatchback has just over 30,000 miles on the clock and has been sold by auctioneers Renter for £22,000 on July 15 as part of their Summer Transport sale.
This Peugeot 205 was first registered in August 1990 – and has a new front bumper.
A spokeswoman for the auctioneer said the lot had attracted “zealous bidders”.
Other lots for sale included an original opaque shell glass petrol pump globe which sold for £600 and a rare 1906 De Dion advertising book/stereoscopic viewer used to advertise the French car manufacturers was made and sold for £350.
This comes after a 44-year-old Volkswagen was found in a garage in a “time warp” condition with just two miles on the clock.
A stunning Ford Capri was also up for auction in ‘superb’ condition and was set to go under the hammer at a staggering price.