Col­lec­tion to go un­der the ham­mer

New Zealand Classic Car - - Nationwide News -

Ev­ery­one has their own rea­sons for lov­ing what they do. For one young boy grow­ing up in Thai­land, that love would be for old Bri­tish and Euro­pean mo­tor cars. Orr Boon’s pas­sion for th­ese ve­hi­cles grew from his father’s work. Mr Boon worked for the Bri­tish Consul in Thai­land and would of­ten bring the cars home with him.

Be­ing ex­posed to such ve­hi­cles at an im­pres­sion­able age, and get­ting up close and per­sonal with them as he helped his father to clean them on week­ends, Orr was des­tined from the be­gin­ning to re­serve a spe­cial place in his heart for them. This held true, and, when he moved to New Zealand 20-odd years ago, he be­gan buy­ing old and aban­doned cars with the in­ten­tion of restor­ing them to their for­mer glory.

Un­for­tu­nately, the clock that doesn’t stop tick­ing has come to the party, and Orr now finds him­self with too many cars and not enough time to see his plans to fruition. As a true en­thu­si­ast of th­ese cars, though, he wishes to sell them off to like-minded peo­ple who will ap­pre­ci­ate their beauty and re­store them as he would have.

As such, more than 120 ve­hi­cles are due to go un­der the ham­mer at the Car Col­lec­tors Clearout auc­tion hosted by Alas­tair Beer Auc­tions. The line-up in­cludes such makes as Jaguar, Mini, Daim­ler, Volk­swa­gen, BMW, Mor­ris, Tri­umph, Rover, Ri­ley, Austin, Hill­man, Volvo, Fiat, and Mercedes Benz, as well as in­clud­ing a few Ja­panese mod­els, a Stude­baker, and a Corvette.

The auc­tion will be held on Ranby Road, Ohaupo, Waikato, on Satur­day, Novem­ber 7, at 10am. View­ing is from Fri­day, Novem­ber 6, be­tween 1pm and 4pm, or from 8.30am on the day of sale. A full list of ve­hi­cles and pho­to­graphs will be made avail­able at abauc­tions.co.nz closer to the sale date.

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