The television situation comedy Only Fools and Horses was created and written by John Sullivan. It was originally broadcast on BBC One in the UK from 1981 to 1991, with Christmas specials aired most years until the show finally ended in 2003. Set in working-class Peckham in south-east London, it stars David Jason as ambitious market trader Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter, and Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother Rodney Trotter. The series follows the Trotters’ highs and lows in life, in particular their attempts to get rich.
Derek’s transport was initially a tatty yellow three-wheeled Reliant Regal Supervan (also on show in the Museum) but in some of the later episodes he traded up to four-wheels with a rather lurid lime green Ford Capri, in Ghia specification and famously referred to by his brother as the “Pratmobile”. The Capri on display here is the Mark III used in later programmes but a similar looking Mark II also appeared in some earlier episodes.
Del Boy was never known for his taste. Note the pink door mirror, fake fur interior trim, furry dice, radio aerial, the multitude of front lamps and a roof rack presumably used to lug ‘hooky’ gear back from the market.