Drum­ming up busi­ness in North York­shire

RE­VIEW: Au­to­mo­bila, Ten­nants, Ley­burn, North York­shire, 25 March

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling - DAVID BROWN, AS­SO­CIATE ED­I­TOR

Ten­nants of­fered 186 Au­to­mo­bilia lots be­fore get­ting round to sell­ing mo­tor­cy­cles and ve­hi­cles at its 25 March sale at Ley­burn. In­cluded were some fine car bon­net mascots with a 1920s French brass and nickel plated ex­am­ple by G Poitvin mod­elled as Me­dusa kneel­ing on a rock that sold for a ham­mer price of £1200, well above the pre-sale es­ti­mate of £400-600.

An art deco Nu Longs Cheveux opales­cent and frosted glass mas­cot by Lu­cille Sevin for Etlin of Paris, c1932, sold mid-es­ti­mate at £850, while a 1920s Charles Sykes Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ec­stasy chrome mas­cot made £550, just above its top es­ti­mate.

Other high­lights in the Ley­burn sale in­clude a five­g­al­lon pyra­mid mo­tor oil drum, Ster­nol with a ROP Zip lub oil ex­am­ple, that reached £300 (es­ti­mate £150-200), while a hang­ing Per­spex il­lu­mi­nated Lan­cia show­room sign and a pair of Ci­bie Lode head­lights and pro­tec­tors, made £250 (est: £100-150).

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