David Cameron’s Fiat 500 likely to fetch £10k at auctionOctober 11, 2012 by: Deepak
David Cameron had bought this sweet-looking Fiat 500 for his wife Samantha Cameron in 1998 as a sweet surprise birthday present. And now, this little thing is up for grabs at Silverstones Auctions, to be held on November 17 at the Footman James Classic Motor Show at the NEC.
The Prime Minister’s small car is expected to fetch a handsome £10,000 at the auction. Being with the couple for ten years, the car has run merely 1,000 miles.
“No matter what your political persuasion, this is one cool car and we are delighted to be able to offer it for auction at our sale in November as part of the Footman James Classic Motor Show weekend,” Nick Whale, managing director of the auction house, was quoted as saying by the DailyMail.
“After all, it’s not everyday that you get the chance to bid for a car that was once owned by a global figure,” he added.
“It was bought as a birthday present and it really was a thoughtful gift. The Fiat 500 is a trendle little car and would have been the perfect car for the Camerons to drive to the shops in. It is in pristine condition and has been restored beautifully. Not only is it ideal as a weekend car but it is also perfect as a city run-around,” Will Smith, a specialist at the auction house, told the DailyMail.
Fiat created the iconic 500 between 1957 and 1975. The vehicle is powered by a 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine.