Auction for Dahl's marvellous motor

A classic sports car owned by late-children's author Roald Dahl is set to be auctioned next month.

The 1982 BMW 732i formerly owned by Dahl will be sold by Historics at Brooklands on September 25.

The sale of the car will also benefit the late-author's charity work with 20 per cent of the proceeds going to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.

"Our gratitude must go to the current vendor, who like us, recognises this fantastic opportunity to support a marvellous charity," said Historics Auction Director, Edward Bridger-Stille.

He added: "Roald Dahl's stories made an indelible contribution to the bedtimes of many millions of children and we are delighted to play our own small part in paying thanks."

The 7 Series was the first BMW to feature service interval indicators and a climate control system. Roald Dahl's former example has covered 100,000 miles and is to be sold with no reserve.

The new owner may want to ensure they have adequatecar insurance in order to avoid any Tales of the Unexpected with their new motor.

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