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The 'Bus W*****s' Fiat From The Inbetweeners Is Up For Auction

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The 'Bus W*****s' Fiat From The Inbetweeners Is Up For Auction

The Inbetweeners yellow Fiat, complete with mismatched red door, is going up for sale at auction.

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In the show, the 1996 Fiat Cinquecento was given to Simon (Joe Thomas) by his folks after he passed his driving test, but quickly became a source of ridicule for his pals.

The car featured in one of the TV show's most memorable scenes - when Jay (James Buckley) referred to a bunch of people waiting at a bus stop as 'bus w*****s' moments before the car broke down.

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The car, which also features a pretty filthy bumper sticker, will go under the hammer on 28 May at East Bristol Auctions during its specialist Entertainment Memorabilia Auction.

Auctioneer Andrew Stow said: "It's a really fun piece of memorabilia.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

"It's not the Batmobile, or the Ghostbusters' Ecto 1, but for people who know the series - it may as well be!

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"When it arrived at our saleroom there was literally a queue of passers-by wanting their picture taken with it.

"It's just so British. It's an underdog, an unloved car - yet everyone wants a piece of it. Quite remarkable for a twenty-year-old yellow Fiat!"

The car once belonged to a stuntman and has also appeared in a stunt show after featuring on The Inbetweeners.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS
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Despite looking a bit battered, it comes in fairly good nick and has a full year's MOT.

The guide price for the car is between £2,000 and £3,000 ($2,800 and $4,200). You can check it out on the auction house's webpage here.

Although it is certainly one of the most well-known and beloved scenes from the sitcom, star Blake Harrison, who played Neil, would really like it if people stopped shouting 'bus w*****s' to folks in bus stops.

Seems like a fair request to me.

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Credit: SWNS

Harrison, 35, appeared on the Distraction Pieces podcast with Scroobius Pip, where he said: "It's weird because you think, 'Well I don't think I've given the world anything great...'

"It's like the word 'clunge'. Or people shouting 'bus w*****s' at people standing at bus stops.

"I kind of rather people didn't do that. It doesn't feel like the nicest or the best thing in the world to have contributed to."

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But he's not completely against people still using phrases from the show all these years later, as he then added: "In terms of people using phrases, when it is someone very popular that comes out with a 'something friend' or whatever, you go, 'Well that is kinda cool. So you clearly liked the show and you might think I'm funny, that is really nice.'

"You can't not like that. You can't get fed up with that. That's really lovely."

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Claire Reid
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