ITALIAN COLLECTION UP FOR SALE
Maserati specialist slims down dream car collection he doesn’t have time to restore
One man’s huge stable of 60 Italian classics is being auctioned in March.
Brightwells is selling the cars and motorcycles, all built up by collector and Maserati expert Andy Heywood, in its 8 March sale.
Cars in the collection include a Lancia Delta Integrale, an Alfa Romeo Berlina and several Fiat 500s. The sale also includes 52 classic motorcycles and scooters, including a 1972 Laverda 750SF and a 1977 Vespa Piaggio 50R.
Brightwells says that it is expecting plenty of interest in the collection and reckons it will be the sale of the year for fans of Italian classics.
Consignment manager Jim Henshaw says: ‘ The collection’s been building up for a couple of years – we reckon it would take something like 250 years for one person to restore them all!’
Mr Heywood – who works at Hertfordshire-based marque specialist McGrath Maserati – says that he built the collection up with cars and bikes that he couldn’t resist buying on trips to Italy.
‘Although Maseratis will always be my first love, I’ve long been fascinated by other makes of Italian cars and bikes. My interests are eclectic for sure’, he says.
‘I love the small capacity bikes and scooters from obscure makes and yet equally the iconic Fiat 500. If it’s Italian, I am always going to be interested.’ ] www.brightwells.com
Andy Heywood’s collection, which he reckons is too big for one person to restore, goes under the hammer in March.