Rare Lamborghini driven by Sir Roger Moore in his favourite film tipped to sell for £275,000


A LIMITED-EDITION Lamborghini driven by Sir Roger Moore in his favourite role is expected to sell for a staggering £275,000.

The silver Islero S racer featured alongside the legendary actor in the 1970 film The Man Who Haunted Himself.

 The rare Lamborghini driven by Sir Roger Moore is expected to sell for £275,000 at auction

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The rare Lamborghini driven by Sir Roger Moore is expected to sell for £275,000 at auctionCredit: Bournemouth News

The iconic motor was built in 1969 as one of just five right-hand drive models produced by the Italian auto giant.

After leaving the factory, it starred in the psychological thriller which featured Moore as Harold Pelham.

The character suffers from a split personality after a car accident and, as a result, buys the Lamborghini.

While the film didn’t achieve as much box office success as Moore’s later films, such as Live and Let Die, the actor described it as his favourite role.

 It featured alongside the legendary actor in the 1970 film The Man Who Haunted Himself

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It featured alongside the legendary actor in the 1970 film The Man Who Haunted HimselfCredit: IMDB
 The silver racer is one of just five right-hand drive models produced by Lamborghini

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The silver racer is one of just five right-hand drive models produced by LamborghiniCredit: Bournemouth News
 It features Roger Moore's signature underneath the sun visor

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It features Roger Moore’s signature underneath the sun visorCredit: Bournemouth News

The motor changed hands several times following the film and has been with its current owner since 2012.

The classic two-door features Roger Moore’s signature under the sun visor and a gold plague commemorating its on-screen cameo.

Under the bonnet is a 4.0-litre V12 engine which produces around 350bhp and powers the car to a top speed of 157mph.

It can also hit 0-60mph in just 5.9 seconds, making it one of the fastest accelerating vehicles of its day.

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The rare Lamborghini has been pristine condition and is expected to get plenty of interest when it goes under the hammer on March 7.

James Good, a spokesperson for auctioneers Histroics of Iver, said: “It’s an absolute honour to be bring this fabulous car to market, and in such extraordinary condition.

 A gold plague pays tribute to the motor's involvement in the movie

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A gold plague pays tribute to the motor’s involvement in the movieCredit: Bournemouth News
 It is powered by a 4.0-litre V12 engine, which powers it to a top speed of 157mph

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It is powered by a 4.0-litre V12 engine, which powers it to a top speed of 157mphCredit: Bournemouth News
 It has been kept in pristine condition

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It has been kept in pristine conditionCredit: Bournemouth News

“Being one of just five right-hand drive examples gives it enormous appeal, even more so as it’s the ‘S’ model of which just 100 in total were made.

“The fact that it is the film car driven by Roger Moore 50 years ago adds further to its huge desirability and caps the whole thing off amazingly.”

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