David Cameron's Fiat 500 up for auction

A classic car bought by David Cameron as a present for his wife Samantha is due to go under the hammer next month.

The 1971 Fiat 500 L was purchased by the Prime Minister as a surprise birthday gift for his wife back in 1998.

The couple kept the car for 10 years - but only drove it for around 1,000 miles.

The car, which is thought to have covered just 13,000 miles in its lifetime, is now due to be sold at the Silverstone Auctions Footman James Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham on November 17.

It has been fully restored by its current owner and is valued at between £8,000 and £12,000.

Auctioneers are hoping the vehicle will be snapped up by someone keen to own a little slice of British history.

Silverstone Auctions managing director Nick Whale said: "No matter what your political persuasion, this is one cool car and we are delighted to be able to offer it for auction at our sale in November as part of the Footman James Classic Motor Show weekend."

He added: "After all, it's not every day that you get the chance to bid for a car that was once owned by a global figure."

A range of used cars will be up for sale at the auction, including modern supercars and competition cars. Visit www.silverstoneauctions.com for more information.

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