Shropshire Star

Ford Capris which starred in The Professionals fetch £186,000 at auction

A pair of Ford Capris which had a starring role in television action series The Professionals have sold for a world-record £186,000.

The Capris which starred in The Professionals

The 1980 Ford Capris, driven by undercover agents William Bodie and Ray Doyle in the fast-paced espionage series, were sold by West Midland-based Iconic Auctioneers.

It is the highest price ever paid for a Ford Capri, comfortably beating the £55,000 previously paid – for another Capri which appeared in the series.

The winning bid actually fell short of the £200,000-£230,000 guide price prior to the sale, but still represents a remarkable return on the modest cars which would have cost just £6,147 when they were new.

However the car which Princess Anne was famously stopped for speeding in on two consecutive days failed to sell in the sale at Silverstone race circuit last month.