The famous red Fiat 500L used in hit TV comedy Peter Kay’s Car Share is being sold by Dealer Auction with the aim of raising thousands for two charities.
Bids for the diesel automatic five-door 1.3-litre vehicle, which was bought at a previous auction by Piccadilly Motors, are being accepted on the digital platform until Wednesday, January 27.
The lot includes the car door that was knocked off the car in the final series – signed by stars Peter Kay, Sian Gibson and the crew – with all the proceeds going to Candlelighters, which helps children with cancer, and Martin House Hospice.
Car Share depicted the growing friendship between supermarket assistant manager John Redmond, played by Kay, and promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson (Gibson) as they took advantage of their company’s car-sharing scheme.
It aired on BBC One for three series from 2015 to 2018 and won numerous awards, including Best Comedy at the National Television Awards three years running.
Piccadilly Motors managing director Simon Watts said: ‘I bought Peter Kay’s Car Share Fiat 500L at auction with the intention of raising a substantial sum of money for our chosen charities.
‘Due to the current pandemic and the restrictions we’re under, this has proved to be extremely difficult – therefore I thank Dealer Auction for helping us achieve our goal.’
He added: ‘Every penny raised will go to our two Yorkshire-based charities – Candlelighters, which we have supported for over 20 years, and Martin House Hospice.
‘Both charities desperately need income to fund the great work they do, and so we need help from across the automotive industry to make a difference. Please do bid generously for this piece of comedy history.’
The reserve price is being kept under wraps, and to place a bid people need to register with Dealer Auction.
As well as having 3,702 miles on the clock – as shown in the picture above – the vehicle is MOTed until July 7, 2021.
The Fiat can be seen from the outside as well as inside in this clip from the series: