Abandoned museum for sale
One man’s collection of cars, motorcycles and trucks to be sold at auction
A collection of six commercial vehicles, two classic cars and a historic motorcycle is going for sale after their owner abandoned plans to create his own motoring museum with them.
Brightwells is selling the assortment in its next classic sale on 21 September – with all nine of the vehicles being sold without reserve.
Sales manager for Brightwells, Toby Service, says: ‘ The seller has a love for anything in the mechanical world. He bought a selection of vehicles more than 10 years ago with the intention of starting his very own museum in Cornwall. It was intended to be a transportation focused museum, but sadly as the years passed on he ran out of time to do it, and now he’s reached a critical age so he’s decided to sell up.’
The most popular is the 1959 BSA M21 sidecar – which comes in AA livery. The auction also includes a 1959 Morgan Plus 4 that raced in four RAC rallies and a Rover P5B with a royal connection. ‘All of them are available with no reserve as they all need various bits of TLC,’ adds Toby. ‘ They’re mainly solid. In fact, most probably just need a new battery and a light recommissioning!’
The collection ranges from a 1927 Rolls-Royce 20 to a 1959 BSA M21. Toby admits the collection has attracted lots of interest, especially locally. He says: ‘Around here (Leominster, Herefordshire) there’s loads of interest for commercials, and we’ve already had plenty of enquiries.’
This 1937 Austin K2 Breakdown Truck will be one of nine vehicles sold with no reserve.