JON CULSHAW THINS CAR COLLECTION
‘I hope an enthusiast buys my Granada and Cortina,’ says impressionist
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.