History of the Car
The car was purchased by Carlton TV specifically for the
series. It remained in the ownership of Carlton until the
series was brought to a close, with the death of Morse, in
Carlton, in conjunction with Woolworth's, gave the car
away in a promotional raffle undertaken in November 2001.
The winner, a London based lawyer, quickly sold the car privately.
The new owner commissioned some restoration works prior
to its resale, by auction in April 2002; where it sold for
£53,200. The purchaser at the auction was the Director of
the Company, now in liquidation.
In May 2002 the Company retained classic car restorers David
A C Royle & Co, of Staindrop, Co. Durham to undertake
a full and comprehensive "nut and bolt" restoration.
This was finally completed at the end of June 2005 at a final
cost in excess
The restorers have provided a summary of the condition of
the car at the time it passed into their control together
with a synopsis of the works undertaken by them.