NEWS FLASH: Stephen Hawking’s powerchair sells for nearly £300,000 in online auction

NEWS FLASH: Stephen Hawking’s powerchair sells for nearly £300,000 in online auction

The hammer is down on Professor Stephen Hawking’s earliest surviving powerchair in an auction that saw it sold for almost £300,000 this afternoon.

The powerchair’s guide price was set between £10,000 and £15,000 but a total of 50 bids saw it sold for £296,750 to an undisclosed buyer in the online auction, hosted by Christie’s. 

The realised price includes a buyer’s premium of £56,750.

The physicist’s powerchair was made by BEC Mobility and has been dubbed “literally and metaphorically the most-travelled wheelchair in history”.

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