In the Professionals aired on ITV from 1977 to 1983 with 57 episodes produced, Bodie (acted by Lewis Collins) is an ex-paratrooper, mercenary and SAS sergeant, ruthless and willing to take on criminals on their own terms.
Bodie’s Capri was featured in various magazines and in ‘The Professionals’ book written by Bob Rocca. The Professionals was created by Brian Clemens who had been one of the driving forces behind The Avengers.
A ladies' man, Bodie was always ready with a witty comment, and tended to hide his intelligence behind his hard-man image. Specialising in weaponry, martial arts and advanced driving, Bodie was the muscle of the three leading actors. His car seemed an extension of the man.
Estimated to sell for £35,000 - £45,000, the 1978 Ford Capri 3.0S on offer featured in seven episodes of The Professionals (Series 2) but carried the fake registration ‘UOO 303T’ during filming.
Damian Jones, Sales Manager at H&H Classic, says:
“This classic car is also a wonderful piece of entertainment memorabilia. Classic cars and film props are two of the fastest growing areas in collecting where we have seen values soar. You only have to think of Julie Garland’s little gingham dress from the Wizard of Oz which sold recently for $1.5m to have some idea where this film memorabilia market is going.”
- Hunter/Hunted - filmed in Camden Town NW1 and East India Docks.
- First Night -filmed in Hillingdon/Lambeth/Edgware, Belvedere Road, Jubilee Gardens.
- The Rack - filmed in Hammersmith and Butlers Green Sudbury, Middlesex.
- Man Without a Past - featured a car chase filmed in Partingdale Lane; Firth Lane and Lullington Garth, Finchley North London in addition to Highwood Hill and Bridge Street in Pinner, Middlesex.
- A Stirring of Dust -filmed in Kentish Town NW1.
- Fall Girl - filmed at The Gloucester Hotel , Harrington Gardens SW8.
- Backtrack -filmed in Ledbury Road Notting Hill W2.
So if you have long fancied owning a piece of TV nostalgia, or if you simply like Capris, here is your chance to own a legend.
For further information, please contact H&H Classics Ltd on +44 (0) 1925 210035
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