JON CUL­SHAW THINS CAR COL­LEC­TION

‘I hope an en­thu­si­ast buys my Granada and Cortina,’ says im­pres­sion­ist

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

Im­pres­sion­ist and clas­sic car fan Jon Cul­shaw is thin­ning out his col­lec­tion – by sell­ing two of his Fords at auc­tion. His 1975 Ford Granada and 1976 Ford Cortina will be cross­ing the block at Anglia Car Auc­tions’ 9 April sale.

The Dead Ringers star says he no longer has the time or stor­age to use the pair reg­u­larly but adds that he will con­tinue to en­joy his other clas­sics, among them a Ford Consul and an­other Ford Cortina.

Jon says: ‘You’re al­ways mind­ful for one of your clas­sics to find a good home and be al­right. I just hope a real en­thu­si­ast buys them. Speak­ing about the Granada, ac­quired in 2007, he says: ‘They used to be ev­ery­where, now they’re rare. I have loved own­ing it and once used it as a wed­ding car for a friend.’ And on the sub­ject of the Cortina: ‘For me it was the fact that it was a 1.3L. Th­ese ba­sic mod­els have a lovely in­di­vid­u­al­ity and sim­plic­ity about them. The base model sta­tus means fewer of them were pre­served com­pared with 2000Es and GXLs.’

Guy Snelling of ACA knows how im­por­tant a celebrity-owned car can be. He says: ‘Ev­ery­one likes their car to have an in­ter­est­ing his­tory, so you do get a lot of in­ter­est in a sale with that celeb fac­tor.’

Other no­table cars at the sale in­clude a Ford Capri 3000E Broad­speed with an es­ti­mate of £25,000-30,000 and a fully re­stored Hun­gar­ian reg­is­tered Lada 1200, with a lower es­ti­mate of less than £1000.

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