Three forgotten pre-war cars up for sale tomorrow
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.
1934 Austin 7 box saloon and 1933 Morris Minor two-seat tourer.