Gar­den finds!

Three for­got­ten pre-war cars up for sale to­mor­row

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

When auc­tion house val­u­a­tion spe­cial­ists were called to the home of two broth­ers in Sand­bach, Cheshire they got a sur­prise when they found three 1930s cars seem­ingly for­got­ten in the gar­den.

The three cars are be­ing of­fered for sale in Peter Wil­son’s auc­tion at Nantwich to­mor­row (Thurs­day 2 March). They are a 1939 Wolse­ley 10 sa­loon, val­ued at £2000-4000, a 1934 Austin 7 box sa­loon with the same es­ti­mate, and a 1933 Morris Mi­nor two-seat tourer es­ti­mated at £1000-2000. Cu­ri­ously, the cars will be sold along­side a se­lec­tion of fine art by the auc­tion house. ‘The three cars are all non-run­ners but ripe for restora­tion. They were started by the broth­ers to be com­pleted by an en­thu­si­ast,’ says Peter Wil­son’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Robert Stone. ‘Each would make a splen­did project ready for spring.

‘The broth­ers were me­chan­i­cal en­thu­si­asts with their own welle­quipped garage com­plete with lathe and were ob­sessed with cars and mo­tor­bikes. We found parts ev­ery­where and the dis­man­tled Tri­umph 500cc twin was in bits through­out the house. The shells were in the garage, the frame in an out­house, the fuel tank in the coal shed and the dis­man­tled en­gine in a cor­ner of a room in­side the house. How­ever, like the cars it comes with its V5 DVLC reg­is­tra­tion doc­u­ment and with the avail­abil­ity of spares, an­other ex­cel­lent project.’

The sale at Mar­ket Street, Nantwich is open to view to­day (1 March), 9am-5pm and on the morn­ing of the sale from 9am. The auc­tion starts at 11am.­ter­wil­

1934 Austin 7 box sa­loon and 1933 Morris Mi­nor two-seat tourer.

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