Aban­doned mu­seum for sale

One man’s col­lec­tion of cars, mo­tor­cy­cles and trucks to be sold at auc­tion

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - www.brightwells.co.uk

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.

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