Re­liant col­lec­tion sells for £1254

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Fans of the Re­liant range picked up a great bar­gain re­cently when six dif­fer­ent mod­els went un­der the ham­mer on an on­line auc­tion site for a to­tal of £1254.

The cars, part of a pri­vate col­lec­tion owned by Corn­wall res­i­dent John Holden, were sold on the Catawiki auc­tion site. ‘I couldn’t be­lieve how di­verse his col­lec­tion is,’ says Catawiki’s clas­sic car auc­tion­eer Michael Footitt.

The sale in­cluded a 1961 Re­liant Re­gal for £66, a ’67 Rebel for £92; the ’76 Kit­ten fetched £100, a ’68 Re­gal went for £300, a ’73 Scim­i­tar £642 and for just £54 you could have taken home a ’78 Kit­ten.

John’s col­lec­tion ranges from Tra­bants, to a huge va­ri­ety of Rovers. How­ever, he felt the time was right to clear up a bit of space to work on some of his re­main­ing cars – he still has ten other Reliants – hence the no-re­serve sale.

John’s big clear out in­volved cars other than Reliants too. ‘He was a bit sur­prised at some of the prices, but some fetched more than he thought. His Škoda 1203 went for £1598, for in­stance and he thought he’d only get £600 for it,’ says Michael Footitt.

Catawiki.com hosts a monthly barn­find sale along with reg­u­lar sin­gle­mar­que days, in­clud­ing Fer­rari. But more im­por­tantly for bar­gain-hunt­ing Re­liant fans, Michael says that John is think­ing about sell­ing a few more cars soon.

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