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eBay watch: One-off Mini Roadster


Yes, we know (in the UK at least) that we have plunging temperatures and the threat of severe snow for the next week. But we still couldn't resist featuring this summer-friendly Mini Roadster.

It's said to be a one-off, starting life as a Mini Saloon before being converted to a Roadster, initially to promote the seller's business. Lots of money spent on it (see the listing for the exhaustive list), with that respray in metallic green completed just eight weeks ago.

The problem obviously is being able to find garage space for it when the weather's not great. If you've got that, it's on a Buy It Now for £1,799 or 'best offer'. I suspect it would command a much higher price if the sun was shining.

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Diana Dors’ stunning 1949 Delahaye Type 175 Roadster available at auction


At the height of her career, she was the British equivalent of Marilyn Monroe (see Yield To The Night for example) and she had a car to match that profile – a 1949 Delahaye Type 175 Roadster by French manufacturer Saoutchik – which is available to buy at auction.

It's a stunning, futuristic car, one of only 51 made and owned by Dors when she was just 17 and unable to drive. At the time, it sold for an eye-watering £5,000, but that's now looking a fairly decent investment.

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