An as-new Triumph Herald 1200 with 20 miles on the clock and its original £15 1961 tax disc – the only one it has ever had – has sold for a mammoth £13,500.
The much-publicised car came from a Norfolk car dealer and was one of nearly 100 classics sold in Wymondham by East Anglia Motor Auctions at the end of last month.
The Herald had been delivered to a customer in 1961, but was bought back by the supplying dealer after her death.
When he realised that the Triumph had not been driven since delivery he decided to take it off the road officially and put it in his private collection.
The buyer of the timewarp car is said to be from overseas.