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Roald Dahl's former BMW 732i set to go under the hammer

A BMW 732i originally bought new from a dealership in High Wycombe, Bucks in 1982 by the late author Roald Dahl, is being offered at auction by Historics at Brooklands on September 25th, with 20% of the profits generated going to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.

For sale at no reserve, all monies donated to the charity can help towards providing nurses, carers, equipment and toys, designed to improve the lives of seriously ill children in the UK.

Commenting on the forthcoming sale, Historics Auction Director, Edward Bridger-Stille, remarked: "Our gratitude must go to the current vendor, who like us, recognises this fantastic opportunity to support a marvellous charity. 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 first BMW's to feature service interval indicators and a quirky climate control system, this eminently reliable and intriguing car has completed over 100,000 miles and is described as good throughout.

Interested parties will get an opportunity to view the Lot prior to the auction, when the car appears at a garden opening at Gipsy House - Roald Dahl's former home - in Great Missenden, on the 12th September, as part of the Roald Dahl day celebrations the following day.

For more information, and to attend the Historics at Brooklands auction on the afternoon of September 25th, call 0800 988 3838 or e-mail: auctions@historics.co.uk.

 

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