A 1966 Mercedes W111 250 SE Auto Coupé, £33,000 at Anglia Car Auctions.

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Among its previous owners were reputedly Fifty Shades of Grey writer EL James and comedian and author David Walliams.

Estimated at £28,000-32,000 at Anglia Car Auctions (9.6% buyer’s premium inc VAT) on January 30, it attracted a bidding battle lasting five minutes among various participants on until one came out on top at £33,000.