Collection of crusty classics wrecked by December gales up for sale
Storm Frank has wreaked havoc on a CCW readerÕs collection. Three were crushed by a tree during the worst of the weather, and their unlucky owner has decided to sell 13 of the unrestored cars.
Richard Smalley, from Nottinghamshire, has decided to part with his hoard after the damage caused by the 28 December gales, and would like to hear from any readers wanting the cars for spares or restoration.
The three cars that were crushed by the tree – which also damaged an adjacent greenhouse – were a Morris Oxford estate, a Wolseley 16/60 and an Austin Cambridge estate. Other British cars in the collection – which RIchard describes as ‘remnants’ suitable only for spares in some cases – include a Morris Marina Coupé, a Morris Marina 1300 saloon, another Wolseley 16/60, and an Austin FX4 taxi. The collection also has several 1980s Volkswagen Passats in varying states of repair, including a B1-generation model, and a trio of Peugeot 205s, one of which Richard reckons is complete enough to put back on the road by an enthusiastic owner.
‘I’ve been a member of the Cambridge Oxford Owners Club and the Morris Marina Owners’ Club for many years and I kept picking up cars for spares, and the collection’s just grown from there,’ says Richard. ‘I was planning to do something with the Marinas in particular, but after the storm and the tree coming down on three of the cars I decided it was finally time to part with them. I don’t mind whether someone wants the whole lot, a car, or some of the bits to use as spares – I’m open to offers.’ Classic Cars For Sale starts on page 43.