1972 Reliant Regal

'Trotters' Van'

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Station Wagon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Yellow
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 12th March 2009
Registration Number: LMM 59K Chassis Number: 725428
Only fools and Horses’ made a star of a humble three wheeler, which ever since the show began has understandably come to be known not by its given name of ‘Regal’, but as a Trotter van.
Perhaps the very first sign viewers had of the character of Del Boys ‘empire’ came during the opening credits of the first show, when the scruffy little yellow three wheeled van is seen outside Nelson Mandela Court, bearing the sign written legend - Trotters Independent Trading Co. - New York, Paris, Peckham. Without doubt a similarly dishevelled Transit would in fact have been a more likely vehicle of choice for the intrepid market traders, but the casting of the Reliant Regal van is perfect for wide boy Del and his Plonker younger Brother. It is not hard to imagine Rodney’s exclamation of