Fancy a ride on the bright side? Unique Pink Panther car set to be sold for £100,000
Last updated at 6:16 PM on 2nd September 2011
The original Pink Panther car is set to fetch up to £100,000 at auction next month.
The unique vehicle featured in the title credits of the hit children's TV series from 1969 to 1976.
The car was the brainchild of prolific Hollywood vehicle designer Jay Ohrberg, who also made the DeLorean from Back to the Future and KITT from Knight Rider, as well as several Batmobiles.
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Iconic: The Panthermobile shared top billing in The Pink Panther Show with Inspector Clouseau, left, and the eponymous panther himself
This bright pink model - the 'Panthermobile' - appeared in the opening and closing sequences of The Pink Panther Show, which was inspired by the films starring Peter Sellers as bungling Inspector Clouseau.
Mr Ohrberg himself owned the car until he sold it for £88,000 at auction in 2007.
Auctioneer Jonathan Kay said: 'The vehicle is in totally original condition, and would benefit from some sympathetic restoration as the car is now 42 years old.
Stylish: The car is thought to be in full working order - but its new owner is unlikely to risk it on the road
Centre stage: The car featured heavily in the opening credits of The Pink Panther Show until 1976
'The engine is not currently running, but it was believed to be working when the vehicle was sold in 2007.'
The Panthermobile is being sold in an online auction run by Manchester-based firm Robson Kay.
It is expected to fetch between £50,000 and £100,000.
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