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April 10, 2017 ( Post 1 )

A 1996 Mercedes is set to sell for more than テつ」50,000 at auction after its owner lost her car keys and didn't drive it - for 21 YEARS.

The lady who owned the SL500 sports car parked it in a garage in Knightsbridge, central London, having driven it just 75 miles.
But she somehow lost the keys to her birthday present and, instead of getting a replacement set, decided to never drive it again.

As a result, the 21-year-old car is in brand-new condition and is expected to sell for テつ」55,000 on Wednesday when it is auctioned by Coys at the Royal Horticultural Society in London,Daily Mirror reports.

This is around ten times the price of a normal SL500 of the same age.

The car now has a set of keys and is being sold with a letter from the lady's butler verifying its mileage and provenance.

Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said:
"This is a car with a fantastic story. Purchased as a birthday present and driven only 80 miles before the owner lost the keys and never drove it again."It even comes with a letter written by the owner's butler verifying its mileage and its provenance."
Mr Routledge added: "Had she not lost the keys and used it regularly, we estimate it would now be worth between テつ」5,000 and テつ」7,000, but the fact that it has kept such a low mileage and has not been driven in more than 20 years makes it worth between テつ」45,000 and テつ」55,000.
"What happened with the keys remains a mystery but the car comes with new keys for the new owner."

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