From models to the real thing
REVIEW: The John Oliver Collection, Charterhouse, Sherborne, Dorset, 20 January John Oliver was well known as a professional engineer whose interests included collecting pedal cars and building full-size kit cars. Items from his collection are being offered for sale at Charterhouse’s auction at Sherborne on Friday, 20 January, including an Austin Pathfinder pedal car (above) estimated at £2000-2500 and his Austin J40 estimated at £800-1200. Also offered are many of his Tiger model aeroplane and model car engines, plus three tether racing cars including a rare twin-engine model estimated at £800-1000. A JBA Falcon SR Sports kit car is also in the sale estimated at £6000-7000.