Famous cars go under the hammer

Fans of famous cars were out in force for a special auction in London, with vehicles on sale ranging from the modest Only Fools and Horses van to a luxury Aston Martin that featured in a Robbie Williams video.

The Trotters Independent Trading van - a yellow Reliant Regal - sold for just £6,325, but the Aston Martin DB5 - used in Williams' James Bond-inspired Millennium video - went for a breathtaking £172,500.

Meanwhile, singer Dusty Springfield's last car - a Citroen XM SE1 - attracted a winning bid of just £2,990, while a 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder and a limited edition Ferrari 575 Superamerica, both owned by Rod Stewart, were auctioned for £78,200 and £97,175 respectively.

But motors were not the only items on offer in the Rock Legends auction at the Royal Horticultural Halls, with other lots including some 60 vintage instruments and rock ephemera associated with some of the most famous names from the rock world, including Buddy Holly, George Harrison, the Who and Jimi Hendrix.

Auction spokesman Oliver Woodman-Smith commented afterwards: "Everyone was happy with the prices fetched tonight."

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