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A humble Morris Minor which used to belong to the future Countess of Wessex and was later sold for scrap has emerged for sale for £7,000.<br />
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The British-built maroon motor was Sophie Rhys-Jones's first car and was bought for her in 1988 by her then boyfriend, businessman Jeremy Barkley.<br />
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Sophie, a 23-year-old public relations officer at the time, sold the vintage 1968 car the same year before it fell into disrepair in the hands of another owner.<br />
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Following Sophie's marriage to Prince Edward at Windsor Castle in 1999, the Morris Minor 1000 was the subject of an article in The Sunday Mirror.<br />
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Experts at Bonhams expect it to fetch £7,000 when it goes under the hammer.