From mod­els to the real thing

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - BUYING & SELLING - www.char­ter­house­auc­tion.com

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.

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