Col­lec­tion of crusty clas­sics wrecked by De­cem­ber gales up for sale

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

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.

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