Gerry Mar­shall’s DTV Firenza up for auc­tion

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

One of Vaux­hall’s great­est com­pe­ti­tion cars is to be sold at the Good­wood Mem­bers’ Meet­ing on 20 March.

The car whose most fa­mous driver was Gerry Mar­shall, is ex­pected to fetch £80,000-120,000 at the Bon­hams auc­tion.

Vaux­hall Her­itage was given first re­fusal of the car by the cur­rent ven­dor. Si­mon Huck­nall, PR man­ager for Vaux­hall says: ‘We were of­fered it about 18 months ago but de­cided against it be­cause of the price. We wish the ven­dor good luck, and we re­ally hope the car stays in the UK.’

Rob Hub­bard, se­nior spe­cial­ist at Bon­hams and con­signor has known of the car for years and wel­comes its ad­di­tion to the sale. He says: ‘The ven­dor is a reg­u­lar cus­tomer of ours and the car has some spec­tac­u­lar his­tory. It’s bound to end up at the Mem­bers’ Meet­ing grid at some point.’

Orig­i­nally en­tered by Dealer Team Vaux­hall in 1977, it was first in class and se­cond over­all at the Spa 24 Hours of that year. Driven by tour­ing car leg­ends Peter Brock and Gerry Mar­shall, the Firenza also won a ‘Coupe du Roi’ team prize.

In 2005 it was sold at Coy’s Au­tosport auc­tion to VSCC mem­ber Adrian God­ing, fin­ish­ing se­cond in class in the 2006 Sports Car Club’s Pomeroy Tro­phy at Sil­ver­stone.

Could this be the car you take to vic­tory at the 2017 Good­wood Mem­bers’ Meet­ing? It is el­i­gi­ble.

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