MUSEUM’S MOTORS UP FOR GRABS
Your second chance to bag eclectic classics from the Stondon collection
An eclectic mix of rare and unusual classics that once belonged to Stondon Motor Museum is going up for auction.
Nine rare motors are set to be cashed in at Anglia Car Auction’s 8 April sale in Norfolk. They include a Vauxhall Astra 1.6 SR MkI, Citroën ID19, Austin A35, Rover P4, MGB GT, Datsun Cherry, Isuzu Impulse, Jago Samuri 2000, and an Acoma Mini Comtesse micro car.
All nine belonged to Bedfordshire attraction which closed in March 2015 after 20 years in business. A number of cars from the museum were sold following the closure.
Guy Snelling from ACA says: ‘ The premises where they’re being kept is being re-developed. All the cars are a bit unusual, and special in their own right. We’ve had a fair amount of interest in some of the cars already. They should sell well.’
Fighting out for the prize of the most unusual of the lot are the Acoma Mini Comtesse microcar and Jago Samuri 2000, with £800-1200 and £2000-3000 estimates respectively. The Jago Samuri is an Escort-based kit car, with the name supposedly misspelt on purpose to avoid copyright infringement on the similar Suzuki Samurai. The French Acoma Mini Comtesse micro car is part of a subcategory of micro cars known as ‘voiture sans permis’, which is French for car without a licence. This was a category of French vehicular law, started in the 1970s, that specified a set of specs for a vehicle that could be driven without any license or insurance.
Isuzu Impulse (£1,000 - 1,500).
Jago Samuri 2000 (£2000-3000).
The Acoma Mini Comtesse microcar (£800-1200).