Lot 278 - 2002 LDV Pilot 'Mutts Cutts'
|Odometer reading||78,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,840|
We could discuss the LDV Pilot van that forms the skeleton of this strange offering but that would somehow defeat the object of the exercise. What I can tell you is that this curious vehicle has now made its way into the national subconscious on both sides of the Atlantic and represents one of the most famous and recognisable 'film-cars' of all time.
Dumb & Dumber was released in 1994 as a warm and humorous family film but it was the two leading men, giants in their field, which catapulted the film into the stratosphere and even spawned a sequel. Imbecilic best friends Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) stumble across a suitcase full of money left behind in Harry's car by Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly), who was on her way to the airport. The pair decide to go to Aspen, Colorado to return the money, unaware that it is connected to a kidnapping. As Harry and Lloyd, who has fallen in love with Mary, are pursued across the country by hired killers and police, they find both their friendship and their very meagre brains tested.
This has been created as a faithful tribute to the original Mutts Cutts van, it is fully up and running and comes complete with an MoT test certificate valid until August 2016. It has been on a European tour raising money for the British Heart Foundation doing countless press and radio interviews along the way and to this day is highly popular with all young and old alike.
If you want to make a statement or own a pet grooming parlour and want to corner the market in one fell swoop, then this is for you!