rent rise forces col­lec­tion sale

One man’s stash of 14 clas­sics to be of­fered by SWVA

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

a col­lec­tor is sell­ing 14 bread-and-but­ter Bri­tish clas­sics on 29 July.

They will be of­fered as part of South West ve­hi­cle Auc­tions’ sale on Fri­day 29 July in Poole, Dorset. The col­lec­tion in­cludes an im­mac­u­late Hum­ber Im­pe­rial, a Rover P5, var­i­ous Jaguars, and a Daim­ler EL24 Limou­sine with a pos­si­ble Royal con­nec­tion.

Rent rises are forc­ing the re­tired ven­dor – who asked not to be named – to sell about 30% of his col­lec­tion.

Chris Holmes, chief ex­ec­u­tive of SWVA ex­plains: ‘ The chap worked in fi­nan­cial ser­vices be­fore re­tir­ing, aftr which he con­tin­ued build­ing up a col­lec­tion of about 50 cars.

‘Re­cently his rent to keep the cars in­creased ex­ces­sively, so he de­cided to sell up. All of them are in won­der­ful con­di­tion and were stored in a mod­ern dou­ble-glazed lock up.

‘ The 1938 Daim­ler EL24 was built in Coven­try and fit­ted out by Daim­ler to HM King Ge­orge V1 spec­i­fi­ca­tions, but we’re un­cer­tain as to whether it was used by any of the Roy­als.’

The rest of his col­lec­tion will be kept, ex­cept for a stream of mod­ern clas­sic Jaguars, which may be sold through SWVA at a later date.

Mar­kets ed­i­tor Richard Bar­nett says: ‘Cars of this era can look cheap, but parts are ex­pen­sive. I think they’ll all sell, and that Hum­ber Im­pe­rial will do well as there are so few around!’

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