rent rise forces collection sale
One man’s stash of 14 classics to be offered by SWVA
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!’