Peter Kay's Car Share car up for sale

Friday 22nd January 2021, 3:22pm by Jay Richardson

  • The car from Car Share is to be auctioned in aid of charity
  • Peter Kay and Sian Gibson were seen driving the Fiat 500 over the course of 12 episodes
  • It will now be sold for the benefit of charities Candlelighters and Martin House Hospice
The Car Share car, Fiat 500L, WR62 XDF

The car from Peter Kay sitcom Car Share is being sold for charity.

The red Fiat 500L that featured in the BBC One sitcom, starring Kay and Sian Gibson, is being auctioned by automobile trade website Trade Auction in a lot that also includes the door knocked off in the final series, signed by the stars and the production crew.

Effectively confirming that the hit show will not be returning in the near future, all proceeds from the sale are to be split between charities Candlelighters, which helps children with cancer, and Martin House Hospice.

Created by Tim Reid and Paul Coleman and written by Kay, Gibson and Reid, Car Share ran for two series and two specials on BBC One between 2015-2018, with a further audio-only special released in April during the coronavirus lockdown.

It was a critical and popular hit, attracting as many as 9.43 million viewers for the first episode of the second series and winning best comedy at the National Television Awards three years running.

Car Share. Image shows from L to R: John Redmond (Peter Kay), Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson). Copyright: Goodnight Vienna Productions

The current owner, 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.

"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."

To place a bid, prospective buyers must register with Dealer Auction.

Below is a gallery of photos of the car, and additional door, as offered for sale.

Exterior, driver side front corner
Interior, driver and passenger seats
Interior, looking to rear
Interior, dashboard
Interior, steering wheel
Exterior, front-on/nose
Exterior, passenger side rear corner
Exterior, passenger side
Rear window
Signed car door
Signed car door close-up on Peter Kay's signature
Signed car door close-up on Sian Gibson's signature

Below is a picture of how the interior of the car looked when it was rigged up with cameras:

Car Share. Copyright: Goodnight Vienna Productions

The Fiat 500 is not the only sitcom car set to be auctioned this year. A Reliant Regal Supervan III used in Only Fools And Horses is due to be auctioned in March 2021.

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