The life of Ri­ley at HVA

Sprite spe­cial with fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory takes top price at Ledbury

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Here­ford­shire Vintage Auc­tions’ first sale of the year lined up a small se­lec­tion of cars along­side more than 800 au­to­mo­bilia lots, and a large crowd saw most lots away.

The auc­tion­eer has de­vel­oped a strong rep­u­ta­tion among pre-war (and im­me­di­ate post-war) car en­thu­si­asts, and the se­lec­tion of­fered re­flected that, with a few later ‘wild cards’ thrown in too. A four-owner AC Royal two-seater that made £19,500 was a de­light, as was a se­lec­tion of Austin Sevens, in­clud­ing a charm­ing 1931 RN sa­loon that sold for £8000. Top price of the day was £20,500 that was paid for a 1937 Ri­ley Sprite spe­cial.

HVA’s next sale is on 8 June and early con­sign­ments in­clude an Austin 20 fire en­gine, an Austin Seven spe­cial and early Land Rovers.

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