For sale: A ware­house­worth of clas­sic spares

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

The en­tire stock of one of the best­known vin­tage and clas­sic car spare spe­cial­ists in the UK is to be sold as a sin­gle lot on 24 Sep­tem­ber.

Fol­low­ing Gerry Walker’s sud­den death last year, his fam­ily is dis­pos­ing of his Lan­caster Vin­tage & Clas­sic Spares busi­ness, based at More­cambe.

The com­pany, set up by Gerry and his late busi­ness part­ner Mel Woods, over 40 years ago, has tons of spares for 1920s-70s cars and com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles.

Gerry died sud­denly last Oc­to­ber, one week short of his 71st birth­day, leav­ing his fam­ily with the task of sort­ing out the busi­ness. ‘Dad had a wealth of knowl­edge and knew where ev­ery­thing was,’ says youngest daugh­ter Tracy.

‘ Typ­i­cally some­one would ring up and ask for a cer­tain part from a 1930s car. Af­ter look­ing up at the ceil­ing as if for in­spi­ra­tion, he would say “Oh yes, I’ve got three of them”, put the phone down and min­utes later re-emerge from the ware­house with the item.’

The vast se­lec­tion of items in­cludes ev­ery­thing from brake lin­ings to wiper blades. The pur­chaser will have to clear the stock within an agreed time frame.

The busi­ness in­cluded the Wheel­rights steer­ing wheel restora­tion ser­vice. Fol­low­ing Gerry’s death, there were hun­dreds to be re­turned to un­known own­ers, as the de­tails were in his head.

Gerry’s fam­ily have been over­whelmed with all the tributes they have re­ceived fol­low­ing the death of their fa­ther. David Brown ] Sealed bids are sought for the en­tire stock and ap­point­ments can be made to view the ware­house by tele­phon­ing Tracy on 07947 247977.

Lit­er­ally tons of spares are avail­able.

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