Heartbeat’s Francis Barnett up for sale

The 1961 Falcon 198 is up for sale complete with Nick Berry's uniform...

Heartbeat’s Francis Barnett up for sale

A 1961 Francis Barnett ridden by Nick Berry in ITV’s Heartbeat is up for sale.

The Falcon 198 was one of five bikes used during the nostalgic show that ran from 1992 to 2010 and would have been seen by millions of viewers over the six years it was used.

The 200cc machine was recently discovered in a stable on a farm as part of a wider collection of old bikes. It still has the 1960s police livery as well as an old-fashioned police radio on the back from when it was used as a prop in the show.

It is being sold with its original paperwork and even a police uniform worn by Berry, who played PC Nick Rowan in Heartbeat which was set in a East Yorkshire village of Aidensfield.

The bike, which appeared in the first seven series, is estimated to sell for £5,000 when it goes under the hammer.

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